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RECORDS 



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RECORDS 



BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM 



BEING A SERIES OF EXTRACTS FROM THE 



ARCHIVES OF THE CORPORATION OF NOTTINGHAM 



VOL I. - 

KING HENRY II. TO KING RICHARD II. 

"55-'399 



PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF NOTTINGHAM 



LONDON: BERNARD QUARITCH, 15, PICCADILLY 
NOTTINGHAM: THOMAS FORMAN & SONS 

M DCCC LXXXII. 



NOTTINGHAM : 
THOS. FORMAN AND SONS, PRINTERS. 






PREFACE. 



The Town Council of Nottingham in the year 1877, on 
the motion of Mr. Hugh Browne, appointed a committee 
to enquire into the rights and duties of the freemen of the 
town, and the origin of the payments to them out of the 
corporate estates. In the year 1879, on the motion of 
Mr. Alderman Cropper, a new committee was appointed, 
with the powers of the first-named committee, and of this 
committee Mr. Fredrick Acton was chosen chairman. This 
committee were advised that they must take steps to ascer- 
tain precisely what rights the freemen formerly had over 
the common lands of the town, and how these rights had 

o 

arisen, so as to strengthen the hands of the Council in 
case litigation could not be avoided. For this purpose it 
became necessary to search the archives of the Council 
from the earliest times, and the Town Clerk was authorized 
to obtain suitable assistance. With the sanction of the 
Finance Committee the services of Mr. W. Henry Stevenson 
were engaged. In searching the corporate records, many im- 
portant and interesting documents, relating to other matters 
than those involved in the oricrinal search were discovered. 
Most of these documents had not been disturbed for very 
many years. The dispute with the freemen was happily 
compromised; but it seemed a pity that the matter collected, 
relating to the history and growth of the town, and other 



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vi PREFACE. 

information throwing light upon the customs and manners 
of those early times, should be lost, and the labour and 
expense already incurred thrown away. 

The Finance Committee determined, therefore, to print 
a volume of extracts with translations. In order that the 
work might be presented to the public with an assurance 
of its accuracy, the extracts and translations have been 
revised by the Rev. James Raine, M.A., of York Cathedral, 
the learned Secretary of the Surtees Society, 

The first instalment of the work is now presented to 
the public, and the committee hope that the reception 
accorded to it will warrant its continuance. 

Town Clerks are by statute the keepers of the corporate 

records, subject to the directions of the Council. These 

records, in many instances, contain matters of more than 

local importance, which will remain hidden in the archives 

of our towns, until Councils are convinced of the importance 

of publishing them. 

SAM. GEO. JOHNSON, 
Town Clerk. 
Municipal Offices, 

November 9, 1882. 



INTRODUCTION. 



I. Examination of the Records l)y Mr. Riley, 1869, p, vii. 2. Mode of editing and 
selection, p. viii. 3. Sources: Royal Charters, p. ix. 4. Sources: Borough Court Rolls, 
p. ix. 5. Sources : Papers of William Gregory and William Greaves, p. xi. 6. Sources : 
Mayoralty Rolls, p. xiv. 7. Sources : Original deeds, p. xiv. 8. Description of the 
Plates, p. XV. 



I. The Records of the Borough of Nottingham were cxamhied 
in 1869 by the late Commissioner Henry Thomas Riley, M.A., 
on behalf of the Historical MSS. Commission. The Report upon 
these archives drawn up by the learned Commissioner is printed 
in the First Report of the Historical MSS. Commission, A.D. 1870, 
p. 106. In the course of his Report Mr. Riley remarks: 'It is 
perhaps not undeserving of remark that, unlike many other of our 
Corporations, the town of Nottingham does not possess, to all 
appearance, anything amongst its ancient archives that can be called 
a volume. All of its old documents are in a detached form, but, 
for the most part, they have been well and carefully preserved, 
and their excellent arrangement does great credit alike to those 
who have been and now are entrusted with the care of them ' 
(p. 1 06). A greater acquaintance with the Corporation archives 
than it was possible for Mr. Riley to have obtained, has amply 
verified his remarks upon the absence of anything worthy of the 
name of a volume. The reason for this is, that the early archives 
now in existence consist purely and simply of the records of the 
local courts, royal charters, and original grants from various persons. 
The Corporation of Nottingham, like most ancient Corporations, 
had a great book in which the important matters and orders relating 
to the town were preserved. This work was undoubtedly worthy 



Vlll INTRODUCTION. 

of being called a volume, but it was unfortunately burnt in the 
fire which occurred at the Town Clerk's office in 1724. This book 
was called, according to a practice of which it is possible to pro- 
duce many examples, from the colour of its binding, 'the Red 
Book.' Judging from the scanty notices which have come down to 
us of the contents of this book, it contained the customs of the town, 
entries of orders made by the community long before the creation 
of the governing Council, etc. ; so that the name of Nottingham may 
be added to the long list of towns v h'ch have lost their customals.^ 
2. The following pages consist wholly of extracts from the 
records now preserved in the strong-rooms of the Corporation of 
Nottingham, with one exception, that of the Charter of Edward I. 
(No. XXVI., p. 56), which is printed from the enrolment upon the 
Charter Rolls in order to fill up the series of charters. As will be 
perceived, the extracts are printed in the original language, to 
which an English translation has been added. It is hoped that 
this system will satisfy the wants of the student, for whom it is 
an absolute necessity to have access to historical matter in its 
original language, and will also render these documents available 
for the cursory reader. The originals of the several passages have 
been faithfully adhered to, obvious errors being corrected in the 
body of the extracts and the original forms preserved in the 
footnotes. The principle acted upon in the selection of the extracts 
has been to excerpt not only what is of interest to the curious, but 
whatever seemed to be of value for the history of the town, its 
institutions, customs, etc. ; and this must be the excuse for the pub- 
lication of much that may appear dry and worthless to the general 
reader. The intention held in view has been, therefore, to provide 
such a body of Origines for the history of the town as shall render 
the principal matter stored up in the records available to the student 
of local history. The selection of such matter must always be an 
invidious task, much being omitted that it were, perhaps, desirable 
to have included, and vice versa.' 

' Upon the scarcity of town customals see remarks of Sir Travers Twiss, Black Book 
of the Admiralty, ii. p. vii. 



NTRODUCTION. IX 

3. The first in importance of the sources from which the following 
pages have been drawn, is the series of Royal Charters. Of these 
Nottingham possesses an interesting collection, marking the progress 
of municipal liberty until the borough was created a County. In- 
deed, two of these charters have been of sufficient interest to the 
constitutional historian to find an honoured place amongst the 
valuable documents printed in Professor Stubbs' Select Charters 
and other Illustrations of English Constitutional History.^ The date 
of the grant of one of these has been carried back probably eleven 
years by the publication of the hitherto unknown charter of John 
granted during the reign of his brother Richard L A facsimile 
of the Charter of Henry II. is bound up with this volume, and 
from this an idea may be formed of the two charters of John. 
The subsequent charters call for no special description, their form 
being that of the usual Letters Patent. 

4. Next in importance to the Royal Charters come the Rolls 
of the Borough Court. These contain the records of the proceed- 
ings of the Borough Court, of which the following account is given 
in the Report of the Commissioners on Municipal Corporations, 
1835: 'The Mayor and Sheriffs' Court is a Court of Record, holding 
pleas in all actions, real, personal, and mixed, to any amount. The 

Court is held every fortnight, before the mayor and sheriffs 

The process is by capias, serviceable or bailable, as the case may 
require, and the practice is similar to that of the courts at West- 
minster' (p. 1994). This Court has gradually fallen into disuse 
since the introduction of the modern system of County Courts. 
During the period covered by this volume this Court was held on 
alternate Wednesdays, with very rare exceptions. Pleas between 
inhabitants of the town were alone entered upon the Rolls, separate 
rolls being kept for the pleas between strangers, or in which a 
stranger was concerned. These latter rolls are entitled ' Rotulus 
Placitorum Forinsecorum ' (Roll of Extraneous Pleas), and occa- 
sionally ' Curia Placitorum Pipouderorum ' (the Court of Pleas of 

■ Third edition, Oxford, 1876. Tlie charters referred to are those of Henry II. (p. 2 post) 
and of John (p. \o post). 



INTRODUCTION. 



Piepouder^), though this latter was, strictly speaking, a Court sitting 
during fairs and markets. The Court Rolls are in various states 
of preservation, some being in excellent order, whilst others have 
suffered so severely from damp that they can only be unrolled and 
perused with great difficulty. For the period covered by this volume 
these Rolls are by far the best series of records preserved. The 
following hand-list of such as are now preserved, for the period 
covered by this volume, will be, no doubt, of use: — 



NO. 


A.D. 


1251 a 


1303-04 


1251 b 


1307-08 


1252 


1308-09 


1253 


I3IO-II 


1254 


I3I2-I3 


1255 


I3I4-I5 


1256 


I3I5-I6 


1257 


1321-22 


1258a 


1322-23 


1258b 


1323-24 


1259 


1324-25 


1260 


1327-28 


1261 


1330-31 


1262 


1335-36 


1263 


1351-52 


1264 


1352-53 


1265 


1353-54 



NO. 
1266 


A.D. 
1354-55 


1267 


1355-56 


1268 


1357-58 


1269 


1359-60 


1270 


1360-61 


I27I 


1361-62 


1272 


1362-63 


1273 


1363-64 


1274 


1364-65 


1275 


1365-66 


1276 


1366-67 


1276 b 


1370-71 


1277 


1371-72 


1278 


1373-74 


1279 


1375-76 


12S0 


^378-79 


1281 


1380-81 


rlier of these re 



1282 


1381-82 


1283 


1382-83 


1284 


1383-84 


1285 


1384-85 


1286 


1385-86 


1287 


1386-87 


1288 > 
1289/ 


1388-89 


1388-89 


1290 


1389-90 


I29I 


1390-91 


1292 


1392-93 


1293 


1393-94 


1294 


1394-95 


1295 


1395-96 


1296 


1396-97 


1297 


1398-99 



The contents of the ea 
of actions for assault, defamation, etc., a class of pleas which 
gradually becomes less numerous as the series progresses. In regard 
to these Rolls Mr. Riley remarks in his Report (p. 106), 'In the 
earlier of these rolls there is evidently much curious matter in 
reference to the localities of the town, the inhabitants, their trades 
and callings, and their manners and customs, in the 14th and 15th 
centuries. It is my own impression that they deserve a thorough 



' ' Piepowder ' means literally ' Dusty- 
Foot,' which was the name applied to way- 
farers sojourning for a short time in a 
place ; Riley, Liber Albus, ii. 47. This 
was a Court sitting as occasion required 



for the redress of disputes arising in 
markets and fairs, in which the cases were 
generally disposed of during the day upon 
which they had arisen. 



INTRODUCTION. xi 

examination of their details.' This examination they have now- 
received, and it is to be hoped that the results of such examination, 
as embodied in the following sheets, will not belie the remarks of 
one who had an unrivalled acquaintance with the records of our 
medieval towns. Considerable light is thrown upon the history of 
personal names b}' these early rolls, which the exigencies of space 
forbid us noticing here. 

5. There are two sources which for convenience may be treated 
together. These are, William Gregory's ' Notes of the Contents of 
the Red Book,'i and the collection referred to as 'Greaves' Papers.' ^ 
Both of these works consist of material drawn, apparently, from the 
lost Red Book of the town. The former of these collections is 
written in a very small fine hand which is easil\- recognizable as that 
of William Gregor)', who filled the post of ]\Ia}-or's (or Town) Clerk 
from 1596 to 1 61 7, and also represented the town in Parliament in 
1 60 1 and 1 614. Any doubt as to the correctness of the assignation 
of these papers to Gregory is set at rest b}' the occurrence of the 
signature 'Wm. Gregory' at fo. gd. The longer extracts in these 
papers are written in an engrossing hand, and Gregory has added 
marginal notes in his own writing. The work as now preserved 
consists of 24 pages, which commence with the Constitutions made 
by Dame Agnes Mellers for her Free School, following which is an 
abstract of Thomas Mellers' will, the page being headed in Gregory's 
hand ' out of the great Redd book.' Then follow four pages written 
in the legal hand (probably by a clerk of Gregory's), after which 
Gregory's hand appears again with the heading ' Noates of the 
Contentes of the Redd book.' It is quite clear, therefore, that these 
notes were derived from the lost Red Book of the town, though the 
originals of many of the royal letters and other deeds are still pre- 
served, they being, doubtlessly, copied into the Red Book. Gregory's 
' Notes,' with the exception of the copies of deeds written in the 
other hand, arc of a very brief nature, as may be gathered from 



' See />osi p. 52, n. i; p. 60, n, i; viii., ix., xi., xiii., xiv., xv., xvi., 

Appendix I. (p. 411). xvii., xviii., xix., xxi., xx\-., xxvii., 

' See posi, No.s. 11., in., vi., vn., XLV., XLVii., L., LXix. 



Xll 



INTRODUCTION. 



the extracts printed in the Appendix.^ At fo. 6 occurs the following: 
'Anno Domini 920. Rex Edwardus, frater Elfledae, Snotingham 
cepit, et resarcivit; in qua Danos simul et Anglos posuit. Post 
haec, in australi parte fluminis Trent urbem contra antiquam urbem 
construxit, inter utramque urbem firmum pontem ponens.'^ It 
would be of interest if we could ascertain whether this historical 
note was excerpted from the Red Book or was simply a note of 
Gregory's. It appears to be merely a paraphrase of the words 
of Florence of Worcester,^ and may have been derived by Gregory 
from the then recently published edition of Lord William Howard. 
The second of these collections is ascribed to William Greaves on 
the authority of an entry at p. 27: 'Transcript. 4to /bris, 1671, per 
me W. Greaves ' {i.e., ' transcribed by me, W. Greaves, 4th September, 
1 67 1 '). These papers consist of 62 pages of foolscap, almost wholly 
in the handwriting of William Greaves. This person was the son 
of William Greaves, Rector of Nuthall, who was the brother of Robert 
Greaves, Town Clerk, 161 7- 1643, and 1652-6 (he having been de- 
prived of his office on account of his connection with the Royalists 
at Newark). Robert and William Greaves were nephews of William 
Gregory, so there is a special fitness in the younger William Greaves' 
papers being ranked with those of his great-uncle. William Greaves, 
M.A., the compiler of the above papers, was an Alderman of Not- 
tingham and Registrar of the Archdeacon's Court in Thoroton's 
time. According to an entry in his papers (p. 9), 'Will. Greaves, 
Artium Magister,' was sworn a Burgess in 1661. He was sub- 
sequently elected Mayor, and occupied a prominent position in the 
resistance to the attempts of Charles II. to obtain possession of 



' These include only the notices of 
documents which have disappeared, the 
abstracts of other deeds which are printed 
in extenso in the following sheets being 
omitted. 

^ Translation: ' In the year of our 
Lord 920. King Edward, the brother of 
Elfleda [i.e. ^thelfleda], took Nottingham 
and restored it; wherein he placed both 
Danes and English. Afterwards he con- 



structed a fortification on the southern 
side of the River Trent, putting a firm 
bridge between the two fortifications.' We 
have translated 'urbs' by 'fortification,' as 
this is clearly the meaning of Florence, who 
frequently renders the ' burg ' of the Anglo- 
Saxon Chronicle by this word. 

3 Florentii Wigorniensis C/tronicon, 
ed. B. Thorpe, i. 12S-9. (English His- 
torical Society.) 



INTRODUCTION. Xl'ii 

the town Charters, which were, however, surrendered through the 
treachery of the Mayor, Gervase Wild. For his opposition to these 
unconstitutional proceedings William Greaves was tried in the Court 
of King's Bench, 1684, before the infamous Chief Justice Jeffries. 
Greaves died in 1697, aged J"], and was buried in S. Mary's Church, 
where his epitaph (printed by Deering, p. 28) paid a just tribute to 
his exertions on behalf of the municipal liberties of the borough. 
There is no indication in Greaves' papers of the source whence 
they were derived, but there is every reason to believe that, like 
Gregory's collection of notes, they were drawn from the lost Red 
Book. This may be gathered from several brief notes of entries in 
the Red Book given by Gregory, whereof full copies are given by 
Greaves. Thus, Gregory, fo. 8, gives a brief abstract of the Rules 
of S. John's Hospital : given in full by Greaves (see No. XVI., p. 28 
post). Gregory then remarks ; ' There ys the byshops visitacion sett 
downe upon the Inquirie of the usage and state of the howse.^ 
Many grantes of much landes in dyuers places to the same howse; 
butt all went away by the dissolucion. Confirmed by K. H. 3, and 
he gaves 3 acres of land in Nott. to the palmers of Nott.^ A bull 
from Pope Gregorye, to protect them, and to confirme theyr landes, 
etc., to them: anno seaindo pontificatns sni: Dat. apnd Perusii\sic?[?' 
A bull from Honorhis Episcopiis, serviis servonini, Archiepiscopo Ebor., 
for the buryall of theyr dead in the chappell and cemiterye, such 
as dyed in the howse onely : dat. Viterbit, seaindo nonas Febr\jiarias\ 
pontificatns sni [anno'] qnarto.^ A bull from Lucius Episcopiis, to 
the m"" of the hospitall to dischardge them from payinge any tythes 
of fruits and herbes or other things whatsoever; poena, excommnnicatio 
to the disturber in contrariiim : dat. Viterbii, xiij" kalend. Aprilis.^ 
A great deale of evidence entered then for lands belonginge to yt.' 
Ji" is evident from these remarks that the charters and bulls relating 



' This is clearly the Inquest of 1321 ; '' The letter of Honorius III. ; No. VI., 

No. XLV., p. go posl. p. 12 />osl. 

- The confirmation of Henry II. (not 5 The Bull of Lucius III.; No. III., 

III.) printed at p. 4. p. 4. 

^ The Bull of Pope Gregory IX. ; 
No. XI., p. 20 post. 



xiv INTRODUCTION. 

to S. John's Hospital were entered in the Red Book. This was 
probably done when the possessions of that hospital were granted 
to the town. There is no reason to doubt that Greaves copied these 
charters out of that work. There were other grants entered which 
Greaves did not excerpt, for, after exemplifying several of the 
charters printed in the following pages, he remarks: 'hie sequuntur 
donationes apud Nott. : reliquae in aliis locis omissae.'^ It may 
be noted that all the papers relating to S. John's Hospital given by 
Greaves are here printed, and that his spelling of the name ' Not- 
tingham ' has been adhered to. At p. 48 of his notes, at the end 
of a brief abstract of the royal charters, occur the two following 
entries: 'This^ hath beene reputed Meditevraiiea pars Regni^ the 
confine of the south and the Icey betwixt the south and the north.' 
'English fugitives. Oretur pro Rcge; ut Deus donet ei vitam pro- 
lixam, imperium securum, domum tutam, exercitus fortes, senatum 
fidelem, populum probum, orbem denique quietum.'"^ This is, 
apparently, a reminiscence of the Civil Wars, in which Robert 
Greaves suffered great loss. 

6. The loss of many of the Mayoralty Rolls is greatly to be 
regretted. Of the period covered by this volume there are only 
two of these rolls now in existence, one of these (No. CIX., p. 200) 
being preserved in an imperfect state. The other one. No. 3942, 
has contributed a quantity of interesting matter, as may be seen 
from the extracts from it printed at pp. 268, 284, 286, 288, 292, 308 
312, 316, 322. Of the contents of this Roll it is unnecessary to 
speak, for the extracts from it amply represent its contents. A 
later Mayoralty Roll has yielded the notice of the immunity of the 
Burgesses from the Forest Laws printed at p. 120, which is copied 
from, a schedule affixed to the Roll. 

7. In addition to the above sources, the Corporation of Not- 
tingham possess a great number of original deeds, mostly relating 

' Translation: 'here follow grants at •» Translation: 'Let it be prayed for 
Nottingham: the remaining ones in other the King; that God may give him pro- 
places being omitted.' longed life, a secure empire, a safe house, 
- That is, the town of Nottingham, powerful armies, a faithful senate, an up- 
' ' The midland part of the kingdom.' right people, and lastly a peaceful world.' 



IXTRODUCTION. XV 

to property in Nottinc^ham, but man}- referring to other parts of 
the kingdom. Of these several are printed in exfenso, and a Calendar 
of all the others has also been added, so that those deeds relating 
to distant localities may be made fully known. Abstracts of several 
deeds preserved in the Free Librar\', University College, have been 
added, as their kindred character seemed to warrant this being done. 
These deeds are known as the Stretton MSS., and were collected 
by the late William Stretton, Esq., of Lenton Prior)-. 

8. The plates which accompany this volume consist o{ 3. fac-siinile 
of the Charter of Henry II. (printed at p. 2), which is given the 
exact size of the original ; and a plate of Corporate Seals. Of these, 
Nos. I and 2 are fragments of the Borough Seal dating from 
A.D. 1225 {see p. 19, note 4), and a.d. 13 16 (see p. 86, note 2). In 
addition to these fragments there are two small pieces of this seal 
appended to No. 4156, a contemporary copy of the Second Charter 
of Henry III. From all these fragments the legend of the older 
Borough Seal is made up as follows: SIG[illvm] CVMMV[NE] 
[bvrgJensivm de x[otin]gha' ( = the Common Seal of the Bur- 
gesses of Nottingham). No. 3 in the plate is the Borough Seal 
now in use, of which the original silver matrix is still preserved; 
this seal was probably cut about the time of the incorporation of 
the town, A.D. 1448. It has the inscription 4* SIGILLX CVMMVNE 
WILLE XOTIXGHAMIE ( = the Common Seal of the town of Not- 
tingham). Nos. 4 and 6 represent the ]\Ia}-or's Seal, No. 6 being a 
reproduction of the original seal which has the in.scription s' MAIORIS 
DE NOTIXGHA.MIA ( = the Seal of the Mayor of Nottingham). This 
Seal probably dates from the creation of the office of ]\Ia)'or, A.D. 
1284. No. 5 is the seal used for Statutes Merchant, of which the 
original silver matrix is still preserved. It has the inscription s' EDW' 
REG' AXGL' AD RECOGX DEBITOR' APVD XOTIXGIIA' (for .SIGILLVM 
EDWARDI REGIS AXGLIAE AD RECOGXITIOXES DEBITORVM APVD 
NOTINGHAM ( = the Seal of Edward, King of England, for Recog- 
nizances of Debts, at Nottingham). It was ordained in a.d. 13 12 
that the King's seals for taking recognizances of debts in accordance 
with the Statute of Acton Burncll (Statutes Merchant), should be 



xvi INTRODUCTION. 

sent to twelve towns, amongst them being Nottingham, Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, and York, for the counties north of the Trent {RotiiH 
Parliamentoriun, i. 285; Nezv Ordinances, 5 Edw. II., c. 33). The 
above Seal, however, appears to date from the reign of Edward I. 
In the Statute of Acton Burnell, 11 Edw. I., A.D. 1283, which 
originated the bonds known as Statutes Merchants, London, York, 
and Bristol are named as the places for acknowledging these bonds; 
but in the Statute of Merchants, 13 Edw. I., A.D. 1285, other towns 
which may be appointed by the King for this purpose are mentioned. 
It was probably under the provisions of this Statute that Not- 
tingham was created a centre for the acknowledgment of debts by 
Statutes Merchant, and the above Seal no doubt dates from this 
period. 










NOTTINGHAM H()R()U(;H SF.ALS. 



1. SEAL OF THE BOROUGH, AD. 1225. 2. SEAL OF THE BOROUGH. A.D. 1316. 

3, PRESENT BOROUGH SEAL. 
4. MAYOR'S SEAL, TEMP. HEN. VIM. 6. PRESENT MAYOR'S SEAL 

5. STATUTES MERCHANT SEAL. 



RECORDS 



BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



RECORDS OF THE 
BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



I. — Charter of King Henry II. 
[1155— 1165.] 

I H[enricus] Rex Angliae, ct Dux Normanniae ct Aquitanniae, 

et Comes Andegaviae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, comitibus, baronibus, 

justitiariis, vicecomitibus, ministris, et omnibus fidelibus suis Francis 

et Anglis totius Angliae, salutem. Sciatis me concessisse, et hac mea 

carta confirmasse, Burgcnsibus dc Noting[ham] omnes illas libcras 

consuetudines quas habucrunt tempore Regis Henrici avi mei ; 

scilicet, Tol et Theam, et Infangenetheof, et Thelonea, a Thurmo- 

testona usque ad Newerc', et de omnibus Trentam transeuntibus, ita 

plenarie ut in burgo de Noting[ham] ; et ex alia parte a duito ultra 

Rempestunam usque ad aquam de Radeford in Nort. Homines etiam 

de Noting[ham]scir' et de Derbisir' venire debent ad burgum de 

Noting[ham] die Veneris et Sabbati, cum quadrigis et summagiis 

suis: nee aliquis infra decem leucas in circuitu de Noting[ham] tinctos 

pannos operari debet, nisi in burgo dc Notingh[am]. Et si aliquis, 

undecunque sit, in burgo de Noting[ham] manserit anno uno et die 

uno, tempore pacis, absque calumpnia, nullus postea nisi rex in eum 

jus habebit. Et quicunque burgensium terram vicini sui emerit, et 

possederit per annum integrum et diem unum, absque calumpnia 

parentum vendentis, si in Anglia fuerint, postea eam quiete possidebit ; 

neque praeposito burgi de Notingh[am] aliquem burgensium cal- 

umpnianti respondeatur, nisi alius fuerit accusator in causa. Et 

quicunque in burgo manserit, cujuscunque feodi sit, reddere debet 

simul cum burgensibus taillagia, et defectus burgi adimplere. Omnes 

etiam qui ad forum de Notingh[am] venerint a vespere diei Veneris 

usque ad vesperam Sabbati, non namientur, nisi pro firma regis. Et 

' This charter has been printed from a from thence in Prof. Stubbs' Select 

duphcate among the Government records, Charters, p. 166, 

in Rymer's Foedera, ed. 18 16, i, 41, and 



RECORDS OF THE 
BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



I. — Charter of King Henry II. 
[1155— 1165.] 

I Henry, King of England, and Duke of Normandy and Aquitainc, 
and Earl of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, earls, barons, jus- 
ticiaries, sheriffs, ministers, and all his faithful subjects, French and 
English of all England, greeting. Know )'e that I have granted, and 
by this my charter have confirmed, to the Burgesses of Nottingham 
all those free customs which they had in the time of King Henry 
my grandfather ; to ^it, Tol and Theam, and Infangenetheof, and 
Thelonea from Thrumpton to Newark, and of all things crossing 
the Trent, as fully as in the borough of Nottingham ; and on the 
other side from the brook beyond Rempston to the water of Retford 
in the north. Moreover, the men of Nottinghamshire and Derby- 
shire ought to come to the borough of Nottingham on Friday and 
Saturday, with their wains and packhorses : nor ought any one 
within a radius of ten leucae of Nottingham to work d}'ed cloth, ex- 
cept in the borough of Nottingham. And if any one, whencesoever 
he may be, shall dwell in the borough of Nottingham a year and a 
day, in time of peace, without claim, no one afterwards except the 
king shall have any right in him. And whosoever of the burgesses 
shall buy the land of his neighbour, and shall possess it for a whole 
year and a day, without claim on the part of the kindred of the 
vendor, if they be in England, he shall afterwards quietly possess it : 
nor shall it be answered to the reeve of the borough of Nottingham 
claiming any burges.s, unless another shall be the plaintiff in the 
case. And whosoever shall dwell in the borough, of whatsoever fee 
he may be, he ought to pay tallages together with the burgesses, and 
make up the defaults of the borough. Also all who come to the 
market of Nottingham from the eve of Friday to the eve of Saturday, 
shall not be distrained, except for the King's fcrm. And the 



4 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1182 

iter de Trcnta liberum esse debet navigantibus quantum pertica una 
optinebit ex utraque parte fili aquae. Ouare volo et firmiter prae- 
cipio quod praedicti Burgense.s praedictas con.suetudines habeant 
et teneant bene et in pace, et libcre, et quicte, et honorificc, et 
plenarie, et integre, sicut habuerunt tempore Regis H[enrici] avi 
mei. Testibu.s : Ricardo de Hum[et] Conest[abulario], Willelmo de 
Braosio, Willelmo de Caisncto, Willelmo de Lanvalei, Rann[ulfo] 
Vic[ecomite] de Noting[ham].i Apud Eborac[um]. 41 Si- 

ll. — Co]ifiniiation by tJic Kiiii^ of tJic foundation of a 
Hospital at Nottingham. 

' [1162 — II74-] 

2HENRICUS, Dei Gratia. Rex Angliae, Dux Normanniae, 
Aquitanniae, Comes Andegaviae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, comitibus, 
baronibus, justitiariis, vicccomitibus, ministris, et omnibus fidelibus 
suis Francis et AngHs totius Angliae, salutem. Sciatis me con- 
cessisse, et praesenti carta mea confirmasse, Palmariis de Nottingham 
tres acras terrae et dimidiam, quas Robertus de Sancto Remigio eis 
dedit, ad quo[d]dam hospitale faciendum ad hospitandum pauperes, 
pro anima Ricardi de Sancto Remigio fratris sui. Ouare volo et 
firmiter praecipio quod praedicti Palmarii praedictas tres acras terrae 
et dimidiam habeant et teneant ita bene et in pace, libere, quiete, 
plenarie et integre, honorifice, et rationabiliter, sicut carta Roberti 
de Sancto Remigio testatur. Testibus : R[ogero] [Archijepiscopo 
Eboracensi, Gaufrido ^ Arch[idiacono] Cantuariensi, ]\Ian[assero] 
Bis[et] Dapifero, Goscelino de Baillelio, Willelmo Malet, Gaufrido de 
Valon[iis], Radulfo filio Stephani. Apud Wodest[ok]. 4770, p. 18. 



III. — Bull of Pope Lucius III. to tJie Hospital at Nottingham. 
March 20 [i 182-5.] 

"^ Lucius Episcopus, servus servorum Dei, dilectis filiis Magistro et 
Fratribus Elemosynariae Domus de Nottingham, salutem et apostoli- 

' Ranulf Fitz-Ingelram was sheriff of York and Nottingham. See Prof. Stubbs' 

Notts and Derby from 2 Hen. II. to 11 Outline Itineraiy of Hen. II. in Chron. of 

Hen. II. This charter was most probably Benedict Abbas, ii. p. cxxix. 
granted early in 1155, when Henry visited 



I 1 82] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 5 

passage of the Trent ought to be free to navigators as far as one 
perch extends on either side of the mid-stream. Wherefore I will 
and firmly enjoin that the aforesaid Burgesses shall have and hold 
the said customs in good manner and in peace, and freely and 
quietly, and honourably and fully, and wholly, as they had in the 
time of King Henry my grandfather. Witnesses : Richard de 
Humet Constable, William de Braosio, W^illiam de Caisneto, William 
de Lanvallei, Ranulf Sheriff of Nottingham.! At York. A^S^- 

\l.—Coitfin/iation by the King of the foundation of a 
Hospital at Xottinghain. 

[i 162— 1 174.] 

2 Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, Aquitaine, Earl of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops^ earls, 
barons, justiciaries, sheriffs, ministers, and all his faithful subjects 
French and English of all England, greeting. Know ye that I have 
granted, and by my present charter have confirmed, to the Palmers 
of Nottingham, three acres and a half of land which Robert de Saint 
Remy has given them to establish a hospital for entertaining poor 
men, for the soul of Richard de Saint Remy his brother. Wherefore I 
will and firmly enjoin that the aforesaid Palmers shall have and hold 
the aforesaid three acres and a half of land as well and in peace, 
freely, quietly, fully and wholly, honorably and in as reasonable 
manner as the charter of Robert of Saint Remy testifies. Wit- 
nesses : Roger [Archjbishop of York, Geoffrey ^ Archdeacon of 
Canterbury, Manasser Biset Seneschal, Jocelin de Bailleul, William 
Malet, Geoffrey de Valoignes, Ralph Fitz-Stephen. At Woodstock. 

4770, p. 18. 

HI. — Bull of Pope Lucius III. to the Hospital at NottingJiani. 
March 20 [i 182-5.] 

^ Lucius the Bishop, servant of the servants of God, to our well- 
beloved sons the Master and Brethren of the Alms House of Notting- 

* From Greaves' papers. Neve, Fasti Ecdcsiae Auglicanae, i. 38, 

3 Geoffrey Ridel succeeded Becket as 327. 

Archdeacon of Canterbury in 1162, and •• From Greaves' papers, 

was created Bishop of Ely in 11 74. Le 



6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1189 

cam bcncdictioncm. Piis intcntos ^ operibiis favore commissae nobis 
authoritatis convenit adjuvari, lit fructum boni opcris liberius exe- 
quantur,2 cum ad temporales molestias propulsandas apostolico fucrint 
praesidio communiti. Ea propter, dilecti in Domino filii, laudabile 
piumque propositum quod suscipiendis paupcribus et egenis vos 
[habere] audivimus attendentes, domum vestram, cum omnibus quae 
inpraesentiarum juste ct sine controversia possidetis, aut in futurum 
justis modis, praestante Domino, potcritis adipisci, sub Beati Petri et 
nostra protcctione suscipimus, ct praesentis scripti patrocinio ^ com- 
munimus ; specialiter autem locum ubi domus vestra est, cum ortis et 
omnibus pertinentiis suis. Constituimus etiam ut nullus de ortis vel 
arboribus vestris, seu de nutrimentis vestrorum animalium, a vobis 
dccimas exigere vel extorquerc pracsumat. Nulli ergo omnino homi- 
num'^ liceat banc nostrae protectionis seu constitutionis paginam 
infringere, vel ausu temerario contraire: si quis autem hoc attemptare 
praesumpserit, indignationem Omnipotentis Dei et Beatorum Petri et 
Pauli Apostolorum Ejus, se novcrit incursurum.-^ Datum Viterbii, 
xiij. Kalendas Apriles. 4770, p. 20. 



IV. — Charier of John, Earl of Mortaiii, coiifirtning the Charter of 
his father, King Henry II. 

[Cirea 1 189.] 

6 [Johannes, Comes] Moret[oniae], omnibus hominibus et amicis 
suis, Francis et Anglis, pracsentibus ct futuris, salutem. Sciatis me 
concessisse, et hac praesenti carta mea confirmasse, Burgensibus meis 
Notingeham', omnes illas liberas consuetudines quas habuerunt tem- 
pore Henrici Regis proavi mei, et tempore Henrici Regis patris mei, 
sicut carta ejusdem Henrici patris mei testatur ; scilicet, Thol et 
Theam, et Infangcnctheof, ct Tholonea, a Thurmodeston' usque ad 
Niwerch', et de omnibus Trentam transeuntibus, ita plenarie ut in 
burgo de Notingeham ; et ex alia parte a duitto ultra Rempeston' 
usque ad aquam de Radeford in Nord,' et de Bikeresdic.^ Homines 

' Intenfos,^ 'intentes,' MS. printed, as it lias been overshadowed by 

- Exeqiiantiu^l 'exequamiir,' MS. John's subsequent Charter as King. Richard 

3 Patrocinio^ 'patrimonio,' MS. I. conferred the town upon John in 11S9. 

'' Hoiniiiiuii,^ 'homini,' MS. (Ben. Abbas, ii. "jS.) 

s /«(-«^«^;-«w,] 'incursuri,' MS. 7 Now known as ' Bycardyke,' the 

® This Charter has never before been northern boundary of the county. 



I 1 89] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 7 

ham, gTccting and the apostoHc benediction. It is seemly that those 
intent upon pious deeds should be supported with the favour of the 
authority committed to us, so that they may the more easily perfect 
the fruit of good work, when they are secured against temporal an- 
noyances by the apostolic protection. Wherefore, beloved sons in the 
Lord, having regard to the laudable and pious intention which we 
hear you [entertain] of receiving the poor and needy, we take your 
house, with everything" which at this present time you possess justly 
and without controversy, or which you may acquire, with the help of 
the Lord, by just means in the future, under Saint Peter's and our 
protection, and we secure them to you by the support of this present 
writing, but especially the site of your house, with the gardens and 
all its appurtenances. We also ordain that no one shall presume to 
exact or extort tithes from you of your gardens or trees, or of the 
fodder of your animals. Let no one therefore infringe or heedlessly 
dare to act contrary to this evidence of our protection or ordinance ; 
but if any one presume to attempt this, let him know that he will 
incur the indignation of Almighty God, and of Saints Peter and Paul 
His Apostles. Given at Viterbo on the 13th of the kalends of April. 

4770, p. 20. 

IV. — Cliartcr of John, Earl of Mortain, confinn'uig the Charter of 
his father, King Henry II. 

[Cirea 1 189.] 
6 John, Earl of Mortain, to all his men and friends, P^'rcnch and 
English, present and to come, greeting. Know ye that I have granted, 
and by this my present charter have confirmed, to my Burgesses of 
Nottingham all those free customs which they had in the time of 
King Henry my great-grandfather, and in the time of King Henry 
my father, as the charter of the same Henry my father witnesses ; to 
wit, Thol and Theam, and Infangenetheof, and Tholonea, from 
Thrumpton to Newark, and of everything crossing the Trent, as fully 
as in the borough of Nottingham ; and on the other side from the 
brook beyond Rempston to the water of Retford in the north, and 
from Bycardyke. Also the men of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 
ought to come to the borough of Nottingham on Friday and Satur- 
day, with their wains and pack-horses ; nor ought any one to work 
dyed cloth within a radius of ten /eneae of Nottingham, except in the 
borough of Nottingham. And if any one, whencesocvcr he ma)- be, 



8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1189 

etiam de Notingehamsir' et de Derbisir' venire debent ad burgum de 
Notingeham die V^eneris et Sabbati, cum quadrigis et summagiis suis ; 
nee aliquis infra decern leucas in circuitu de Notingeham tinctos 
pannos operari debet, nisi in burgo de Notingeham. Et si ah'quis, 
undecunque sit, in burgo de Notingeham manserit uno anno et die 
uno, tempore pacis et absque cakimpnia, nulkis postea, nisi ego, in 
cum jus habebit. Et quicumque burgensium tcrram vicini sui emerit, 
et possederit per annum integrum et diem unum absque calumpnia 
parentum vendentis, si in Anglia fuerint, postea cam quiete possidebit. 
Neque praeposito burgi de Notingeham aliquem burgensium calump- 
nianti respondeatur, nisi alius fuerit accusator in causa. Et quicunque 
[in burgo majnserit, cujuscunque feodi sit, reddere debet simul cum 
burgensibus tailagia, et dcfcctus burgi adimplere. Omncs etiam qui 
[ad forum] de Notingeham venerint a vespere die[i] Veneris usque ad 
vesperam Sabbati, non namicntur nisi pro firma mea. Et iter de 
Trente [liberum] esse debet navigantibus quantum pertica una opti- 
nebit ex utraque parte fiH aquae. 

Praeterea concessi etiam, de proprio dono meo, et hac mea [carta] 
confirmavi eisdem hberis Burgensibus meis, Gildam Mercatorum, cum 
omnibus Hbertatibus et Hberis consuetudinibus quae ad Gildam Mer- 
catorum debent [vel sole]nt pertinere ; et quod ipsi sint quicti de 
Tholonea per totam terram meam, infra nundinas et extra. Et licet 
illis quem voluerint ex suis in fine anni praepositum suum facere, qui 
de firma mea pro ipsis respondeat; ita quod si idem praepositus mihi 
displiceat, ilium ad voluntatem meam removebo, et ipsi alium ad 
libitum meum substitucnt. Concessi etiam eisdem Burgensibus ut 
quicunque ab eis constitutus fuerit praepositus ejusdem burgi, sol vat 
firmam ejusdem burgi ad dominicum scaccarium meum, ubicunque 
fuerit in Anglia, ad duos terminos, medietatem, scilicet, ad clausum 
Paschae, et medietatem in octavis Sancti Michaelis. Ouare volo et 
firmiter praecipio quod praedicti Burgenses habeant et teneant prae- 
dictas consuetudines bene et in pace, libere et quiete, honorifice et 
pacifice, plenaric et integre, sicut habuerunt tempore Henrici Regis 
proavi mei et tempore Henrici Regis patris mei, cum praedictis 
augmentis quae eis concessi. Et prohibeo ne quis contra hanc cartam 
meam praedictos Burgenses vexare praesumat in aliquo, super decem 
libras forisfacti mei. Hiis testibus: Hugone Coventrensi Episcopo, 
Ada Abbate de Wellebec, Alexandro Priore de Lenton,' Aldr[edo] 
Priore de Novo Loco, Rogero de Play,' Girardo de Canvill, Henrico 



1 189] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 9 

shall remain in the borough of Nottingham a year and a day, in time 
of peace, and without claim, no one afterwards, but I, shall have any 
right in him. And whosoever of the burgesses shall buy the land of 
his neighbour, and shall possess it for a whole year and a day without 
claim by the kindred of the vendor, if they be in England, he shall 
afterwards quietly possess it. Nor shall it be answered to the reeve 
of Nottingham claiming any of the burgesses, unless another shall be 
the plaintiff in the case. And whosoever shall dwell in [the borough], 
of whatsoever fee he may be, ought to pay tallages, together with 
the burgesses, and make good the defaults of the borough. Also all 
who shall come [to the market] of Nottingham, from the eve of Friday 
to the evening of Saturday shall not be distrained except for my ferm. 
And the passage of Trent ought to be free to navigators as far as one 
perch extends on either side of the mid-stream. 

^Moreover I have also granted, of my own gift, and by this my 
[charter] have confirmed to the same my free Burgesses, a Merchants' 
Gild, with all the liberties and free customs which should, or usually 
belong to a ^Merchants' Gild. And that they shall be quit of 
Tholonea throughout the whole of my land, within and without fairs. 
And they may make, at the end of the year, whom they will from 
amongst themselves their reeve, who shall answer on their behalf for 
my ferm ; provided that if the same reeve shall displease me, I shall 
remove him at my will, and they .shall substitute another at my pleasure. 
Also I have granted to the same Burgesses that whosoever shall be 
constituted reeve of the same borough, shall pa}- the ferm of the same 
borough to my demesne exchequer, wherever it may be in England, 
at two terms, to wit, a moiety at the close of Easter, and a moiety 
in the octave of Saint Michael. Wherefore I will and firmly enjoin 
that the aforesaid Burgesses shall have and hold the aforesaid customs 
well and in peace, freely and quietly, honourably and peacefully, fully 
and wholly, as they had them in the time of King Henry my great- 
grandfather, and in the time of King Henry my father, with the afore- 
said augmentations which I have granted them. And I forbid that 
any one presume to vex the said Burgesses in aught against this my 
charter, upon pain of ten marks to be forfeited to me. These being 
witnesses : Hugh Bishop of Coventry, Adam Abbot of Welbeck, 
Alexander Prior of Lenton, Aldred Prior of Newstead, Roger de 
Play,' Gerard de Camville, Henry de Vere, Ralph INIurdac, Geoffrc}- 
dc Jorz, Sampson de Strclley, Simon Fitz-Richard, Robert de P'urneux, 



10 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l200 

de Ver, Radulfo Murdac, Galfrido de Jorz, Samsonc dc Strctlee, 
Simone filio Ricardi, Roberto de FornelHs, Willelmo de Furnellis, 
Willelmo de Craumunt, Rogero de Karkeny,' Galfrido Luterell,' 
Magistro Benedicto, Serlone clerico, et multis aliis. 4152. 

V. — Charter of King JoJui, confirjiiiiig grants made by Jiiui 
zvJiilst Earl of ]\Iortai)i. 

1200, March 19. 

I Johannes, Dei Gratia Rex Angliae, Dominus Hyberniae, Dux 
Normanniae, Aquitanniae, et Comes Andegaviae, archiepiscopis, epis- 
copis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vicecomitibus, et 
omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis totius Angliae, salutcm. Sciatis 
nos concessisse, et praesenti carta nostra confirmasse, Burgensibus 
nostris de Notingeham omnes illas liberas consuetudines quas 
habuerunt tempore Henrici Regis proavi nostri, et tempore Hcnrici 
Regis patris nostri, sicut carta ejusdcm Henrici patris nostri 
testatur ; scilicet, Thol et Theam, et Infangcnctheof, et Tholonea 
a Thurmodeston' usque ad Niwcrk', et de omnibus Trentam trans- 
cuntibus, ita plenarie ut in burgo de Notingham ; et ex alia parte 
a duitto ultra Rempcston' usque ad aquam dc Radeford in Nord', 
et de Bikeresdik. Homines etiam de Notinghamsir' et de Derebisir' 
venire dcbent ad burgum de Notingham die Veneris et Sabbati, 
cum quadrigis et summagiis suis ; nee aliquis infra decem leucas 
in circuitu de Notingham tinctos pannos operari debet, nisi in 
burgo de Notingham. Et si aliquis, undecunque sit, in burgo de 
Notingham manserit uno anno et die uno, tempore pacis et absque 
calumpnia, nullus postca nisi Rex in cum jus habebit. Et quicumque 
burgensium terram vicini sui cmerit, et possederit per annum in- 
tegrum et diem unum, absque calumpnia parentum vendentis, si in 
Anglia fuerint, postea cam quiete possidebit. Neque praeposito 
burgi de Notingham aliquem burgensium calumpnianti respondeatur, 
nisi alius fuerit accusator in causa. Et quicunque in burgo manserit, 
cujuscunque feodi sit, reddere debet simul cum burgensibus taillagia, 
et defectus burgi adimplere. Omnes etiam qui ad forum de Noting- 
ham venerint a vespere die[i] Veneris usque ad vesperam Sabbati, 
non namientur, nisi pro firma nostra. Et iter de Trcnte liberum 

' This charter has been printed in llic thence in Stubbs' Select Charters, p. 30S. 

Charier Rolls of John, p. 39, and from 



I200] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. II 

William de Furneux, William dc Craumunt, Roger de Karkcii)', 
Geoffrey Luterel, Master Benedict, Serlo the clerk, and many others. 

4152. 



V. — Charter of King John, confirming grants made by him 
ivhilst Earl of Mortain. 

1200, ?vlarch 19. 

I John, by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Earl of Anjou, to his archbishops, 
bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justiciaries, sheriffs, and bailiffs and 
faithful subjects of all England, greeting. Know ye that we have 
granted, and by our present charter have confirmed, to our Burgesses 
of Nottingham, all those free customs which they had in the time of 
King Henry, our great-grandfather, and in the time of Henry our 
father, as the charter of the same Henry our father witnesses ; to 
wit, Thol and Theam, and Infangenetheof, and Tholonea, from 
Thrumpton to Newark, and of all things passing the Trent, as fully 
as in the borough of Nottingham ; and on the other side from the 
brook be}-ond Rempston to the water of Retford in the North, and 
from Bycardyke. Also the men of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 
ought to come to the borough of Nottingham on Friday and Satur- 
day with their wains and pack-horses ; nor ought any one to work 
dyed cloth within a radius of ten leucae of Nottingham except in the 
borough of Nottingham. And if any one, whencesoever he may be, 
shall remain in Nottingham a year and a day in time of peace, and 
without claim, no one afterwards except the king shall have any 
right over him. And whosoever of the burgesses shall buy the land 
of his neighbour, and shall possess it for a whole year and a da)', 
without claim by the kindred of the vendor, if they be in England, 
he shall afterwards quietly possess it. Nor shall it be answered to 
the reeve of Nottingham claiming any of the burgesses, unless 
another shall be the plaintiff in the case. And whosoever shall dwell 
in the borough, of \\hatsoever fee he may be, ought to pay 
tallages, and make good the deficiencies of the borough. Also all 
who shall come to the market of Nottingham from the eve of Friday 
to the evening of Saturday shall not be distrained except for our 
fcrm. And the passage of Trent ought to be free to navigators as 



12 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l220 

esse debet navigantibus, quantum pertica una optinebit ex utraque 
parte fili aquae. Praeterea concessimus etiam cle proprio dono 
nostro, et hac carta nostra confirmavimus, eisdem liberis Burgensibus 
nostris Gildam Mercatorum, cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis con- 
suetudinibus quae ad Gildam Mercatorum debent vel solent per- 
tinere ; et quod ipsi sint quieti de Tholonea per totam terram 
nostram, infra nundinas et extra. Et licet illis quem voluerint ex 
suis in fine anni praepositum suum facere, qui de firma nostra pro 
ipsis respondeat ; ita quod si idem praepositus nobis displiceat, ilium 
ad voluntatem nostram removebimus, et ipsi alium ad libitum 
nostrum substituent. Concessimus etiam eisdem Burgensibus ut 
quicumque ab cis constitutus fuerit praepositus ejusdem burgi, solvat 
firmam ejusdem burgi ad dominicum scaccarium nostrum, ubicunque 
fuerit in Anglia, ad duos terminos, medietatem, scilicet, ad clausum 
Paschae, et medietatem in octabis Sancti Michaelis. Ouare volumus 
et firmiter pracipimus quod praedicti Burgenses habeant et tcneant 
praedictas consuetudines, bene et in pace, libere et cjuiete, honorifice 
et pacifice, plenarie et integre, sicut habuerunt tempore Henrici Regis 
proavi nostri, et tempore Henrici Regis patris nostri, cum praedictis 
augmentis quae eis concessimus. Et prohibemus ne quis contra banc 
cartam nostram praedictos Burgenses vexare praesumat in aliquo, 
super decern libras forisfacti nostri, sicut eis concessimus et rationabili 
carta nostra confirmavimus dum essemus Comes Moretoniae. Hiis 
testibus : Gaufrido filio Petri Comite Essexiae, Willelmo Briwere, 
Hugone Bard[ulfi], Roberto filio Rogeri, Willelmo de Stotevill', 
Hugone de Nevill', Simone de Pateshull', Gilleberto de Norfolk. 
Datum per manus Simonis Archidiaconi Wellensis, et Johannis de 
Gray, Archidiaconi Clivelandiae, apud Clipston, xix die Martii, regni 
nostri anno primo. 41 53- 

VI. — Letter of Pope Hoiiorius III. to the Ai'cJibisJiop, in 
favour of S. foJin's Hospital. 

1220, February 4. 

I HONORIUS Episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri 
Archiepiscopo Eboracensi, salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. 
Dilecti filii Magister et Fratres Hospitalis Sancti Johannis de Notting- 
ham nobis humiliter supplicarunt, ut eis in eorum capella proprium ^ 
' From Greaves' papers. ^ Propnum,] 'promptum,' MS. 



I22o] RECORDS OF THE ROROrCII OF XOTTTXr.TIAM. 13 

far as one perch extends on either side of the mid-stream. Moreover, 
we have granted, of our own gift, and by tliis our present cliarter 
have confirmed, to the same our free I^urgesscs a Merchants' Gild, 
with all the liberties and free customs which ought, or are used to 
pertain to a Merchants' Gild ; and that they shall be quit of 
Tholonea throughout the whole of our land, A\ithin and without 
fairs. And they may make, at the end of the year, whom they will 
from amongst themselves their reeve, who shall answer for our fcrm 
on their behalf; provided that if the same reeve shall displease us, 
we shall remove him at our will, and they shall substitute another at 
our pleasure. Also we have granted to the same Burgesses that 
whosoever shall be constituted reeve of the same borough, shall pay 
the ferm of the same town at our demesne exchequer, wheresoever it 
may be in England, at two terms, to wit, a moiety at the close of 
Easter, and a moiety in the octave of Saint Michael. Wherefore we 
will and firmly enjoin, that the aforesaid Burgesses shall have and 
hold the aforesaid customs, well and in peace, freely and quietly, 
honourably and peacefully, fully and wholly, as they had in the time 
of King Henry our great-grandfather, and in the time of King Henry 
our father, with the aforesaid augmentations which we have granted 
them. And we forbid that any one presume to vex the aforesaid 
Burgesses in aught against this our charter, under pain of ten pounds 
to be forfeited to us, as we granted and by our reasonable charter 
confirmed when we were Earl of Mortain. These being witnesses : 
Geoffrey Fitz-Peter Earl of Essex, William Briwere, Hugh Bardolf, 
Robert Fitz-Roger, William de Stuteville, Hugh de Neville, Simon 
de Pateshull, Gilbert de Norfolk. Given by the hands of Simon, 
Archdeacon of Wells, and John de Gray, Archdeacon of Cleveland, 
at Clipston, the 19 day of March, in the first year of our reign. 4153. 

VI. — Letter of Pope Honorins III. to the ArcJibisJiop, in 
favour of S. fo Jin's Hospital. 

1220, February 4. 

" HOXORIUS the Bishop, servant of the servants of God, to our 
venerable brother the Archbishop of York, greeting, and the apostolic 
benediction. Our well-beloved sons the Master and Brethren of the 
Hospital of Saint John of Nottingham have humbly besought us, 
to deign to grant them a chaplain of their own in their chapel, and 



14 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l222 

capell[an]um, et cymiterium in cadcm ad sepeliendum corpora fratriim 
ct familiae hospitalis ipsius, eis conccderc dignaremur. Volentcs 
igitur tuae fraternitati deferre, qui loci dioccesanus existis, per apos- 
tolica tibi scripta mandamus quat[en]us eisdem postulata conccdas, 
sine juris praejudicio alicui. Datum Viterbii, secundo Nonas Febru- 
arias, Pontificatus nostri anno quarto.'' 4770, p. 20. 

VII. — Grant of Hugh de Neville to the Hospital of S. fohn. 

[c. 1 22 1.] 

- Omnibus Sanctac Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens 
scriptum pcrvcncrit, Hugo de Ncvill acternam in Domino salutem. 
Novcrit universitas vcstra me, divinae pictatis intuitu, pro salute mei^ 
et uxoris meae, et libcrorum mcorum, ct pro animabus pracdeces- 
sorum et successorum meorum, dedisse, et pracsenti carta mea con- 
firmasse, Deo et Magistro et Fratribus Domus Hospitalis Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae dc Nottingham, ad .sustentationem suam et 
pauperum ibidem hospitantium, duas carectatas lignorum in qualibct 
hebdomada in bosco meo de Arnehale, per \isum forcstarii mei de 
eadem villa percipiendas. Ouare volo ct firmiter praecipio quod 
dicti IMagister^ et Fratrcs tencant et habeant memoratas duas carectas 
lignorum singulis cbdomadis, sibi et successoribus ejusdem domu.s, de 
me et heredibus meis, libere ct quiete, sine aliquo impedimento, in 
puram et perpetuam elimosinam, et jure perpetuo possidcant. Et ut 
haec mea concessio perpetuae firmitatis robur obtineat, eam praesenti 
carta, et sigilli appositione roboravi. His testibus : Roberto de 
Harestan, Walter© de r^Ioreton,^ Elia et Waltero de^ Breton, Roberto 
filio Fulconis, Radulfo Clerico de Lenton, Garvasio et Willelmo de 
Arnehale, et Roberto filio Willelmi de Lenton, et aliis.^ 4770, p. 17. 

VIII. — Founder'' s Grant to S. foJin's Hospital. 

[1222— 1235.] 

8 Omnibus Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens 
scriptum pervenerit, Robertus filius Radulfi filii Fulconis, de Notting- 

' Archbishop Gray granted, in 1234, - From Greaves' papers, 

no doubt in consequence of this letter, ^ ]\Ici,'\ 'me,' MS. 

that the brethren of the hospital might ■♦ Magister,'\ ' magistri,' MS. 

have a chapel and chaplain of their own, 5 ^^^] omitted, 

and a cemetery to bury the bodies of the ^ c/e,~ sic, 
brethren in, — Register, ed Raine, p. 168, 



1222] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I 5 

a ccmctci'}' in the same to inter the bodies of the brethren and the 
household of that hospital in. We therefore, wishing to defer to thee, 
brother, who art the diocesan of the place, command thee by the 
apostolic writ to grant to them their request, without prejudice of 
any one's rights. Given at Viterbo, the second of the Nones of 
February, in the fourth }'ear of our Pontificate.^ 47/0, p. 20. 

VII. — Grant of Hugh de Neville to tJie Hospital of S. foliii. 

[c. 1221.] 

~ To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
writing may come, Hugh de Neville eternal greeting in the Lord. 
Know ye generally that I, out of consideration for divine piety, for 
the health of myself and my wife, and of my children, and for the 
souls of my predecessors and successors, have given, and by this my 
present charter have confirmed, to God and the Master and Brethren 
of the Hospital House of Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham, for 
the sustentation of themselves and of the poor there dwelling, two 
cart-loads of wood in each week in m}' wood of Arnold, to be 
received at the oversight of my forester in the same vill. Where- 
fore I will and firmly enjoin that the said Master and Brethren have 
and hold the said two cart-loads of wood in every week, to them and 
to their successors of the same house, of me and my heirs, freel)' and 
quietly, without any impediment, in pure and perpetual alms, and 
possess by perpetual right. And in order that this my grant may 
obtain the strength of perpetual stability, I have confirmed it by the 
present charter, and the affixing of my seal. These being witnesses : 
Robert de Harestan, Walter de Morton,^ Elias and \\'alter de^ 
Breton, Robert Fitz-Fulk, Ralph the Clerk, of Lenton, Gervase and 
William de Arnold, and Robert Fitz-William of Lenton, and others. ^ 

4770. p. 17. 

Ylll.—Foiiiulers Grant to S. folins Hospital 
[1222— 1235.] 
8 To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
writing may come, Robert the son of Ralph the son of Fulk, of Not- 

7 This is followed, in Greaves' MS., ^ From Greaves' papers. He entitles 

by a Confirmation of this grant by it 'Donum Patroni' (the gift of the Founder). 

Henry HI. dated Nov. 9, 1221. Hugh That Robert was regarded as the founder 

de Neville died in 1222; Mat. Paris, iii. of the Hospital of S. John appears from the 

71. Inquisition of 1321, printed in this volume. 



l6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. [l222 

ham, salutem. Noveritis me dedisse, et hac praesenti carta mea 
confirmasse, Deo et Fratribus Sancti Johannis Baptistae Hospitalis de 
Nottingham ibidem Deo servientibus, octo bovatas terrae in villa de 
Stanton,! cum tofto, et domibus ibidem constructis, cum omnibus 
pertinentiis et aisiamcntis infra villam et extra, praedictae terrae per- 
tinentibus ; habendas et tenendas dictis Deo et Fratribus Hospitalis 
Sancti Johannis, in liberam et perpetuam elemosinam, libere, quiete, 
integre, et pacifice. De quibus tenui quatuor bovatas de Domino 
Roberto de la Sauseya,^ et quatuor tenui de Domino Radulfo de 
Rodis.3 Praeterea dedi et concessi dictis Deo et Fratribus Hospitalis 
Sancti Johannis de Nottingham, unum molendinum ad ventum in 
campo de Nottingham, et viginti acras terrae arabilis : videlicet, 
quatuor acras jacentes in Langdale, et dimidiam acram abbuttantem 
super Hospitale'^ Sancti Leonardi, et duas acras in Snapedale, et unum 
acram ad dictum molendinum ad ventum jacentem, et duas acras 
super Roulescroft, et quatuor acras in Hengand Wong, et duas acras 
super Minech Hull, et unam acram et dimidium ex opposite Alde- 
wong, et tres rodas in le Bothem, et dimidiam acram apud Hordelpit, 
et dimidiam acram super Wethlands, et tres rodas ad pontem Hebeye, 
et unam rodam apud Sumeresleswe, et unam rodam apud Karlomps- 
torphe, et dimidiam acram super West Ryhull ; et domus omnes infra 
curiam ejusdem hospitalis constructas, et omnes alias res quae de 
facili computari non possunt. Habendum et tenendum dictis Deo et 
Fratribus Hospitalis Sancti Johannis imperpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium praesenti script© sigillum meum apposui. His testibus : 
Domino Ricardo, Decano de Nottingham, Willelmo Brian, Henrico le 
Tailliour, Henrico Kitte, Astino filio Aliziae, Astino^ Kard', Roberto 
le Paumer, Augustino clerico, et aliis. 4770, p. i6. 

IX. — Robert de Salcey's Charter to S. John's Hospital. 
[1222-1235.] 

6 Omnibus Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens 
scriptum pervenerit, Robertus de Salceto,7 salutem. Noverit univer- 
sitas vestra me, divinae caritatis intuitu, et pro salute animae patris 

' i.e. Stanton-on- the- Wolds, Notts. his father in 1222-3 (Excerpta e Rot. Fini- 

= Robert de Salceto, de la Saucey, de nm, i. 85, 107), and he died in 1235 {IhiJ. 

Saliceto, etc. (Salcey, co. Northants.), an i. 296.) 

extensive landowner in Notts., succeeded 



1223] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 1 7 

tingham, greeting. Know }-c that I have given, and by this my 
present charter ha\-c confirmed, to God and the Brethren of the 
Hospital of Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham there serving God, 
eight bovates of land in the vill of Stanton,^ with toft, and the houses 
there constructed, with all the appurtenances and easements, within 
and without the vill. pertaining to the aforesaid land : to have and to 
hold to God and the said Brethren of the Hospital of Saint John, in 
free and perpetual alms, freely, quieth', wholl}', and peacefully. 
Whereof I held four bovates of Sir Robert de Salcey,^ and four of Sir 
Ralph de Rodes.^ Moreover I have given and granted to God and 
the said Brethren of the Hospital of Saint John of Nottingham, a 
wind-mill in the field of Nottingham, and twenty acres of arable land ; 
to wit, four acres lying in Langdale, and half an acre abutting upon 
the Hospital of Saint Leonard, and two acres in Snapedale, and one 
acre lying at the said wind-mill, and two acres on Roulescroft, and 
four acres in Hengand Wong, and two acres on Minech-Hull, and one 
acre and a half opposite to Aldewong, and three roods in the Bothem, 
and half an acre at Hordelpit, and half an acre on Wethlands, and 
three roods at the bridge of Hebeye, and one rood at Sumeresleswe, 
and one rood at Karlompstorphe, and half an acre on West RyhuU ; 
and all the houses erected within tlic 'court-j-ard of the same hospital, 
and all other things which cannot easily be recounted. To have and 
to hold to God and the said Brethren of the Hospital of Saint John 
for ever. In witness of which matter I have appended my seal to the 
present writing. These being witnesses : Sir Richard Dean of Not- 
tingham, William Brian, Henry le Tailliour, Henry Kitte, Astin son 
of Alice, Astin Kard,' Robert le Paumer, Augustin the clerk, and 
others. 47 70, p. 16. 

IX. — Robert de Salceys Charter to S. Jo/iiis Hospital. 
[1222-1235.] 

^To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
writing .shall come, Robert de Salcey,^ greeting. Know ye all of \ou 
that I, out of respect for divine charity, and for the health of 

3 Ralph de Rodes, lord of Langar, etc., ■• Hospitale] 'Ilospiialeni,' MS. 

Co. Nolt., succeeded his father in 1218 s ^j//;/^] ' Astinae,' MS. 

(Exc. e Rot. Fin., i. 9), and died in 1241 * From Greaves' papers. 

{/hid., i. 349,352). "> See note 2, page 16. 



l8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1225 

mei, et pro animabus antecessorum et successorum mcorum, dedisse 
et concessisse, et hac praesenti carta mea confirmasse, Deo et Domui 
Hospital! Beati Johannis de Nottingham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo 
servientibus, in puram et perpetuam elimosinam duas bovatas terrae, 
cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, in territorio de Estanton;^ scilicet, 
illas quas Willelmus filius Godrici tenuit, quae fucrunt de dominico 
meo, jacentes versus Solem. Practcrea dedi et concessi, et hac 
praesenti carta mea confirma\i, Deo et praedictae Domui, et Fratri- 
bus ibidem Deo servientibus, totam culturam meam quae vocatur 
' Rihelandes,' quae jacet proximo viae quae tendit versus Notting- 
ham, loco tofti, cum pastura ducentum bidentum, et octo boum, et 
sex vaccarum sterilium,^ et duorum equorum, et decem porcorum, 
libere et quiete, integre et plenarie, cum omnibus libertatibus, et cum 
omnibus liberis communiis, et cum omnibus liberis aisiamentis, in 
pratis et in pascuis, in viis et in semitis, et in omnibus locis infra 
villam et extra. Ego vero Robertus et heredes mei warantizabimus 
et defendcmus pracdictas terras, cum pertinentiis suis, praedictae 
Domui et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus imperpctuum, contra 
omnes gentes. Ut autem haec mea donatio et concessio futuris 
temporibus robur firmitatis obtineat, eam praesentis scripti serie, et 
sigilli mei munimine, roboravi. His testibus : Alexandro de Villers, 
Gervasio de Hunetorpe, Hugo de Carlet[on], Gerardo le Franceys, 
Roberto filio Augustini, Willelmo le Corner de Nottingham, Anke- 
tino^ filio Alic[iae] de eadem, Augustino filio Willelmi, Willelmo 
filio Briani, Waltero de Wydmarepes, Galfrido clerico de Notting- 
ham, et multis aliis. 47/0, p. 18. 



X. — Letting of tlie Tolls of the Burgesses of Nottingham to the 
Burgesses of Retford. 

1225, November 17. 

4 Universis has litteras visuris vel audituris Burgenses Notingham', 
salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos, communi assensu et unanimi 
voluntate, dimisisse, concessisse, et hac praesenti carta nostra confir- 
masse, Burgensibus de Retford tholnetum nostrum pertinens Burgo de 

' Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Rushcliff, Wa- ^ Vaccarum stcrilimii,'] " vaccas ste- 

pentake. See Thoroton, Antiq. of Notts, riles," MS. 

p. 41. 3 Aiiketiiio,^ " Anketimim," MS, 



1225] RECORDS OF THE BOROUCHI OF X0TTIX(;HAM. 19 

the soul of my father, and for the souls of my ancestors and suc- 
cessors, have given and granted, and by this my present charter have 
confirmed, to God and the Hospital House of Saint John of Notting- 
ham, and the Brethren there serving God, in pure and perpetual 
alms two bovates of land, with all their appurtenances, in the de- 
mesne of Estanton ;^ to wit, those which A\'illiam the son of Godric 
held, which were of my demesne, lying towards the Sun. ^Moreover 
I have given and granted, and by this my present charter have con- 
firmed, to God and the aforesaid House, and the Brethren there 
serving God, all my cultura whicli is called ' Rihelands,' which lies 
next to the road which leads towards Nottingham, instead of a 
toft, with pasturage of two hundred sheep, and eight oxen, and six 
barren cows, and two horses, and ten hogs, freely and quietly, wholly 
and fully, with all the liberties, and with all the free commons, and 
with all free easements, in meadows and pastures, in roads and lanes, 
and in all places within and without the vill. I the said Robert and 
my heirs will warrant and defend the aforesaid lands, with their 
appurtenances, to the aforesaid House and the Brethren there serving 
God, against all men for ever. In order that this my gift and grant 
may obtain in future times the authority of stability, I have con- 
firmed it by the evidence of the present writing, and by the pro- 
tection of my seal. These being witnesses : Alexander de Villers, 
Gervase de Hunetorpe, Hugh de Carlton, Gerard le Franceys, 
Robert the son of Augustin, William le Corner of Nottingham, 
Anketin the son of Alice of the same, Augustin the son of William, 
William the son of Brian, Walter de Widmarepes, Geoffrey the Clerk 
of Nottingham, and many others. 4770, p. 18. 

X. — Letting of t lie Tolls of the Burgesses of NottingJiam to the 
Burgesses of Retford. 

1225, November 17. 

■* To all men seeing or hearing these letters the Burgesses of Not- 
tingham, greeting. Know ye all of }-ou that we, with common 
assent and unanimous will, have demised, granted, and by this our 
present charter have confirmed, to the Burgesses of Retford our toll, 

* To this deed is appended the old the same effect as this deed, dated the same 

Borough seal, shown on Plate II. There day, and with the same witnesses. (No. 

is also preserved a cancelled Agreement to 4218.) 



20 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l22S 

Notingham, cle pontc de Kelum^ et usque ad Doverbec^ ubi cadit in 
Trentam, ct dc Epreston,^ et de ponte Miriild,-^ et de Retford, et de 
omnibus aliis locis versus Nord,' ubi nos cepimus tholnetum eo die 
quo conventio ista facta fuit inter nos et praedictos Burgenses de 
Retford, scilicet, die Lunae proxima ante fcstum Sancti Eadmundi, 
anno regni Henrici Regis filii Johannis Regis decimo : salvis liberta- 
tibus omnium eorum qui per libertates quieti sunt de tholneto in 
Notingham, et salvis omnibus cum marcandisa apud Notingham 
venientibus, et cum marcandisa de Notingham reccdentibus : tenen- 
dum et habendum ad tlrmam pracdictis Burgensibus dc Retford, et 
successoribus suis, dc nobis ct successoribus nostris impcrpetuum : 
reddendo inde nobis et successoribus nostris annuatim, tempore pacis 
et guerrae, nulla causa obstante, viginti marcas argcnti ad duos 
terminos anni, scilicet, decem marcas ad Pascha Floridum, et decern 
marcas ad fcstum Nativitatis Beatac Mariae, et unum dignerum quo- 
libet anno, nobis et successoribus nostris, secundum consuetudinem 
nostram, in^ die compctenti, infra quindccim dies post fcstum Sancti 
Martini. Promisimus ct concessimus quod si nos, vcl successores 
nostri, contra cartam istam venire voluerimu.s, dabimus pracdictis 
Burgensibus de Retford quadraginta marcas argenti, nomine poenae; 
et ad majorcm securitatem praesens scriptum communi sigillo nostro 
burgi roboravimus. Hiis testibus: Domino Rogero Priore de Lenton', 
Eustatio Priore de Novo Loco, Magistro Serlone Uecano Noting- 
ham', Domino Waltero de Estwaite, tunc Vicecomite, Domino Ra- 
dulfo de Bakepuz,^ Domino Reginaldo de Carleolo, Reginaldo de 
Colewic, Roberto de Ripers, Waltero de Clawrd, Henrico Norreis, 
Ada de Clawrd, Roberto de Hayton, Elia^ de Stretton, Thoma de 
Sancto Quintino, et aliis. No. 4217. 

XI. — Bull of Pope Gregory IX. in favour of the Alms 
House of Nottingham. 

1228, July 8. 

8 Gregorius Episcopus, servus servorum Dei, dilcctis filiis Ma- 
gistro et Fratribus Domus Elimosinariae de Nottingham, salutem 
et apostolicam benedictionem. Justis petentium desideriis dignum 

' Kelham. •* Merrils Bridge, West Drayton. 

^ The river Doverbeck. 5 /«,] supplied from No. 4218, 

3 Epperston. 



1228] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIxXGHAM. 2 1 

belonging to the Borough of Nottingham, froni the bridge of Kelum ' 
and as far as the Doverbec - where it falls into the Trent, and from 
Epreston^ and Miriild Bridge,^ and from Retford, and from all other 
places towards the north \\herc wc took toll on the day on which this 
agreement was made between us and the aforesaid Burgesses of 
Retford, to wit, on Monday next before the feast of Saint Edmund, 
in the tenth year of the reign of King Henry the son of King John : 
saving the liberties of all those throughout the liberties who are quit of 
toll in Nottingham, and saving all coming with merchandize to Not- 
tingham and returning with merchandize from Nottingham : to have 
and to hold at ferm to the aforesaid Burgesses of Retford, and their 
successors, of us and our successors for ever : rendering therefore to 
us and our successors annually, in time of peace and war, any cause 
notwithstanding, t\\enty marks of silver at two terms of the year, to 
wit, ten marks on Palm Sunday, and ten marks at the feast of the 
Nativity of Saint Mary, and one dinner each year, to us and to our 
successors, according to our custom, on the day of paying, within 
fifteen days after the Feast of S. Martin. We promise and grant 
that if we, or our successors, should desire to go against this charter, 
we will give forty marks of silver to the aforesaid Burgesses of 
Retford, by way of a penalty ; and for greater security we ha\c 
strengthened the present writing with our common seal of the 
borough. These being witnesses : Sir Roger Prior of Lenton, 
Eustace Prior of Newstead, Master Serlo Dean of Nottingham, Sir 
Walter de Eastwood, then Sheriff, Sir Ralph de Bakepuz,^ Sir 
Reginald de Carlisle, Reginald de Colwick, Robert de Rivers, Walter 
de Clayworth, Henr\- Norris, Adam de Clayworth, Robert de Hayton, 
Elias de Stretton, Thomas de Saint Quintin, and others. No. 4217. 

XI. — Bull of Pope Gregory IX. in favour of tJie Ahiis 
House of NottiugJiavi. 

1228, Jul}' 8. 

s Gregory the Bishop, servant of the servants of God, to our 
well-beloved sons the Master and Brethren of the Alms House of 
Nottingham, greeting and the Apostolic benediction. It is seemly 

■^ He i^ styled ' then Constable of Not- ^ Elia,] 'Elias,' M.S.; ' Helya,' No. 

lingham' (time Conslabiilario de Noting.) 4218. 

in No. 42 1 8. ^ From Greaves' papers. 



22 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [123O 

est nos facilem praebere concensum, ct vota quae a rationis tramite 
non discordant effectu prosequente complere. Eapropter, dilecti in 
Domino filii, vestris justis precibus inclinati, personas vestras, et 
Domum Elemosinariae de Nottingham, cum omnibus bonis quae 
inpraesentiarum rationabiliter possidct, aut in futurum, praestante 
Deo, justis modis poterit adipisci, sub Beati Petri et nostra pro- 
tectione suscipimus, spccialiter autem posscssiones, redditus, prata, 
ncmora, et alia bona vestra, sicut ca omnia juste et pacifice possi- 
detis, vobis et per vos eidem domui vestrae, autoritate apostolica 
confirmamus et praesentis scripti patrocinio ^ communimus. NuUi 
ergo omnino hominum ~ liceat hanc paginam nostrae protectionis et 
confirmationis infringere, vel ei ausu temerario contraire: si quis autem 
hoc attemptare praesumpserit, indignationem Omnipotentis Dei, et 
Beatorum Petri et Pauli Apostolorum Ejus, sc noverit incursurum. 
Datum Perusii, viij. Idus Julii Pontificatus nostri anno secundo. 

4770, p. 19. 



XII. — First Charter of King Henry III. 
1229-30, Feb. 24. 

Henricus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hybcrniae, Dux 
Normanniae, Aquitanniae, et Comes Andegaviae, archiepiscopis, 
episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vice- 
comitibus, praepositis, ministris, et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, 
salutem. Inspeximus cartam Domini Johannis Regis, patris nostri, 
factam Burgensibus nostris Notingham, in haec verba : 'Johannes, Dei 
Gratia,' [etc., reciting King John's Charter, A^o. IV.\ Nos igitur, has 
donationes et concessiones ratas et gratas habentes, eas praedictis bur- 
gensibus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, concedimus et confirmamus. 

Praeterea concessimus de proprio dono nostro, et hac carta nostra 
confirmamus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, eisdem Burgensibus et 
eorum heredibus, quod praedictam firmam ejusdem burgi, videlicet, 
quinquaginta et duas libras blanc, rcddant nobis, per manum suam, 
ad scaccarium nostrum ad duos terminos, scilicet, viginti et sex 
libras ad Clausum Pascha[e], et viginti et sex libras in octabis Sancti 
Michaelis : et quod ipsi et eorum heredes habeant et teneant prae- 
dictam villam per praedictam firmam quinquaginta duarum librarum 

■ PatrociiiiOj'l ' iialrimonio,' MS. " Iloniiiiuiii,'] ' homini,' MS. 



I230J RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 23 

that we should give a ready assent to the just desires of suppliants, 
and by immediate action should accomplish vows which do not de- 
viate from the path of reason. Therefore, well-beloved sons in the 
Lord, being- inclined to your just prayers, we receive your persons, and 
the Alms House of Nottingham, with all the goods which it reason- 
ably possesses at present, or which it may in the future, by the aid of 
God, acquire by just means, under Saint Peter's and our protection, 
but especially we confirm, by the Apostolic authority, to )ou and 
through you to the same your house, and protect with the defence 
of the present writing, the possessions, rents, meadows, woods, and 
other your goods, as you justly and peacefully possess them all. 
Let no man therefore infringe this evidence of our protection and 
confirmation, or to dare to heedlessly withstand it : but if any one 
shall presume to attempt this, let him know he will incur the wrath 
of Almighty God, and of Saints Peter and Paul His Apostles. Given 
at Perugia, the eighth of the Ides of July, in the second year of 
our Pontificate. 47/0, p. 19. 

XU.—Fn'st Chartci' of King Henry III. 
1229-30, Feb. 24. 

Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Earl of Anjou, to his arch- 
bishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, reeves, 
ministers, and all his bailiffs and faithful subjects, greeting. We have 
inspected the charter of Lord King John, our father, made to our 
Burgesses of Nottingham, in these words: 'John, by the Grace of 
God,' [etc., reciting Kifig JoJuis Charter, No. /V.]. Wc, therefore, 
accounting these gifts and grants as valid and acceptable, grant and 
confirm them to the aforesaid burgesses for us and our heirs. 

Moreover, we have granted of our own gift, and by this our 
charter do confirm, for us and our heirs, to the same Burgesses 
and their heirs, that they may render to us the aforesaid fcrm of the 
same borough, to wit, fifty-two pounds blanc, by their hand at our 
exchequer at two terms, to wit, twenty-six pounds at the Close of 
Easter, and twenty-six pounds in the octave of Saint Michael : and 
that they and their heirs may have and hold the aforesaid town by 
the aforesaid ferm of fifty-two pounds blank, as is aforesaid. We 
have also granted, for us and our heirs, to the same P)urgcsses and 



24 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l-4I 

blanc, sicut praedictum est. Concessimus etiam, pro nobis et here- 
dibus nostris, eisdem Burgensibus et heredibus suis, quod capiant 
tronagium in villa de Notingham de mercandisis quae consistunt in 
pondere, sicut capi consueverunt in aliis burgis nostris et civitatibus 
per Angliam. Et quod habcant coronatores ex se ipsis in eadem 
villa. 

Quare volumus et firmiter praecipimus quod praedicti Burgenscs 
et eorum heredes habeant et teneant, de proprio dono nostro, liber- 
tates et consuctudines praedictas, bene ct in pace, libere, quiete, et 
integre : videlicet, quod reddant nobis per manum suam singulis 
annis ad scaccarium nostrum, ad duos tcrminos praedictos, prae- 
dictas quinquaginta et duas libras blanc ; et quod ipsi et eorum 
heredes habeant et teneant praedictam villam per praedictam firmam 
quinquaginta et duarum librarum blanc ; et quod ipsi capiant 
tronagium praedictum, et habeant coronatores ex se ipsis in eadem 
villa de Notingham', ut praedictum est. Hiis testibus : Johanne 
Bathoniensi, R[icardo] Dunholmcnsi, Waltero Karleolensi, Episcopis, 
H[uberto] de Burgo Comite Kantiae Justitiario Angliae, Hugone 
de Neviir, Galfrido de Lusc)^ Stephano de Sedgrave, Radulfo filio 
Nicholai, Johanne filio Philippi, Henrico de Capella, et aliis. Datum 
per manum venerabilis patris R[adulfi] Cycestrensis Episcopi, Can- 
cellarii nostri, apud Westmonasterium, vicesimo quarto die Februarii, 
anno rcgni nostri quarto dccimo. 4154- 

XIII. — Grant of Williaiii Brito to S. JoJuis Hospital. 
Ante 1 24 1. 

I Omnibus Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens scriptum 

pervenerit, Willelmus Brito, filius Willelmi Britonis, salutem. Noverit 
universitas vestra me, divinae caritatis intuitu, et pro salute animae 
meae, et pro anima patris mei, et pro animabus antecessorum et suc- 
cessorum mcorum, dedisse et concessisse, et hac praesenti carta mea 
confirmasse, Deo et Domui Sancti Johannis de Nottingham, et Fra- 
tribus ibidem Deo scrvientibus, in liberam et perpetuam elemosinam, 
quatuor bovatas terrae in villa de Stanton ; scilicet, duas bovatas quas 
Osbertus le Bonde tenuit, et duas bovatas quas Willelmus Whateman 
tenuit, cum illis et tota sequela illorum, et quicquid inde habui, vel 
habere potui, infra villam et extra ; habendum et tenendum de mc et 
heredibus meis, libere ct quiete, pacifice, honorifice et integre, cum 

' Fiuiii Greaves' papers. 



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their heirs, that they may take tronage in the town of Nottingham of 
wares which go by weight, as they are used to take in other our 
boroughs and cities throughout England. And that they may have 
coroners from themselves in the same town. 

Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin that the aforesaid Burgesses 
and their heirs shall have and hold, of our own gift, the aforesaid 
liberties and customs, well and in peace, freeh', quietly, and wholly : 
that is to say, that they shall render to us b}- their hand every year 
at our exchequer, at the two terms aforesaid, the aforesaid fifty-two 
pounds blanc ; and that they and their heirs shall have and hold the 
aforesaid town by the aforesaid ferm of fifty-two pounds blanc ; and 
that they shall take the aforesaid tronage, and have coroners from 
themselves in the same town of Nottingham, as is aforesaid. These 
being witnesses : John Bishop of Bath, Richard Bishop of Durham, 
Walter Bishop of Carlisle, Hubert de Burgh Earl of Kent Jus- 
ticiary of England, Hugh de Nevill, Geoffrey de Lucy, Stephen de 
Segrave, Ralph Fitz-Nicholas, John Fitz-Philip, Henr>' de Capella, 
and others. Given by the hand of the venerable father Ralph, 
Bishop of Chicester, our Chancellor, at Westminster, the twenty- 
fourth day of Fcbruar}-, in the fourteenth year of our reign. 4154- 



XHI. — Grau/ of William Brito to S. Joints Hospital. 
Ante 1 24 1. 
I To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
writing shall come, William Brito, the son of William Brito, greeting. 
Know ye all of you that I, out of respect for divine charity, and 
for the health of my soul, and for the soul of my father, and for the 
souls of my ancestors and successors, have given and granted, and by 
this my present charter have confirmed, to God and the House of 
Saint John of Nottingham, and the Brethren there serving God, in 
free and perpetual alms, four bovates of land in the vill of Stanton; 
to wit, two bovates which Osbcrt Ic liondc held, and two bovates 
which William Whateman held, with them and all their sequela, and 
whatsoever I had, or could have had, thence, within and without the 
vill : to have and to hold of me and my heirs, freely and quietly, 
peaccfull}-, honorably and wholly, with all liberties and all free com- 



26 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1241 

omnibus libcrtatibus, et omnibus liberis communis, et cum omnibus 
libcris esiamentis in pratis et in pascuis, in viis et in semitis, et in 
omnibus locis infra villam et extra : faciendo inde decimam partem 
unius scutagii unius militis, et reddendo inde annuatim michi et here- 
dibus mcis, vel meis assignatis, duos solidos sterlingorum ad duos 
terminos, scilicet, ad Nativitatem Beati Johannis duodecim denarios, et 
ad festum Sancti Martini xijd., pro omni scrvitio saeculari et dcmanda : 
illas, scilicet, quatuor bovatas terrae quas Willelmus Brito, pater 
meus, lucratus est per finalem concordiam in Curia Domini Regis in 
Banco London', de suo clameo terrae de Stanton, versus Radulfum de 
Rodes. Ego vcro Willelmus Brito, filius Willelmi Britonis, et heredes 
mei, warantizabimus et defcndcmus banc donationem et concessionem 
Deo et Domui Hospitalis Sancti Johannis de Nottingham, contra 
omnes homines et omnes feminas imperpetuum. Ut autem haec 
mea donatio et concessio firma sit et stabilis, huic scripto sigillum 
meum apposui. His testibus: Domino Radulfo filio Nicholai, Thoma 
de Curton, Hugone Bel, Waltero de Estanlee, Radulfo Bugg, Willelmo 
Brien, Astino filio Aliciac, Galfrido Paratore, Willelmo Plungun de 
Stanton, Waltero de Widmerpol, Thoma de Widmerpol, et multis 
aliis. 4770, p. 19. 

XIV. — Charter of Ralph de Rodes eoiijin/iiiig tJie preceding 
grant to S. John's Hospital. 

Ante 1 24 1. 

I Omnibus Sanctae INIatris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens scrip- 
turn pcrvencrit Radulfus de Rodes, salutem in Domino. Noverit 
universitas vestra me, divinae caritatis intuitu, et pro salute animac 
meae, et pro anima patris mei, ct pro animabus antecessorum et 
successorum meorum, concessisse, et praesenti carta mea confirmasse, 
Deo et Domui Sancti Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham et Fratribus 
ibidem Deo servientibus, in liberam et perpetuam elimosinam, donum 
quod Willelmus Brito, filius Willelmi Britonis, eisdem Fratribus fecit 
de quatuor bovatis terrae cum pertinentiis in Stanton, cum Osberto 
le Bonde ct Willelmo Whateman, et cum tota sequela eorum : 
habenda et tenenda dictis Deo et Domui Sancti Johannis Baptistae, 
et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus, et successoribus suis, libere et 
quiete, pacifice et integre, cum omnibus libcrtatibus et eisiamentis^ 
praedictae terrae pertinentibus, infra villam et extra : faciendo inde 

' From Greaves' papers. ^ cisiaiiicntis,'] ' cisiamenlibus,' MS. 



1 241] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 2/ 

mons, and with all free easements in meadows and in pastures, in 
roads and in lanes, and in all places within and without the vill : per- 
forming therefore the tenth part of one knight's scutage, and rendering 
thence annually to me and my heirs, or my assigns, two shillings 
sterling at two terms, to wit, twelvepence at the Nativity of Saint 
John, and twelvepence at the feast of Saint Martin, for all secular 
service and demands : those four bovates of land to wit which 
William Brito, m}' father, gained b\' final concord in the Lord King's 
Court of Bench at London, on his claim to the land of Stanton, 
against Ralph de Rodes. I, the said William Brito, the son of 
William Brito, and my heirs, will warrant and defend this gift and 
grant to God and the Hospital House of Saint John of Nottingham, 
for ever against all men and all women. In order that this my gift 
and grant may be firm and stable, I have placed my seal to this 
writing. These being witnesses: Sir Ralph Fitz-Nicholas, Thomas 
de Curton, Hugh Bel, Walter de Stanle)-, Ralph Bugg, William 
Brien, Austin the son of Alice, Geoffrey Parator, William Plungun 
of Stanton, Walter de Widmerpool, Thomas de Widmerpool, and 
many others. 47/0, p. 19. 

XIV. — Charter of Ralph de Rodes confirming the preceding 
grant to S. John's Hospital. 

Ante 1 24 1. 

^ To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom this present 
writing shall come Ralph de Rodes, greeting in the Lord. Know 
ye one and all that I, out of respect for divine charity, and for the 
health of my soul, and for the soul of my father, and for the souls of 
my ancestors and successors, have granted, and by this my present 
charter have confirmed, to God and the House of Saint John the 
Baptist of Nottingham, and the Brethren there serving God, in free 
and perpetual alms, the gift which William Brito, the son of William 
Brito, made to the same Brethren of four bovates of land with appur- 
tenances in Stanton, together with Osbert le Bonde and William 
Whateman, and with all their sequela : to have and to hold to God 
and to the said House of Saint John the Baptist, and the Brethren 
there serving God, and their successors, freely and quietly, peacefull}* 
and wholly, with all liberties and easements pertaining to the afore- 
said land, within and without the town : performing therefore to mc 



28 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [124I 

inihi ct hcredibus mcis decimam partem scutagii unius militis quando 
scutagium currerit, pro omni servitio et exactionc saeculari, salvo 
redditu supradicti W'illelmi Britonis. In cujus rei testimonium prae- 
scnti carta sigilli mei munimen apposui. His testibus : Domino 
Willelmo de Heriz, milite, Domino Goscclino, militc, Domino Regi- 
naldo de Colewyk, milite, Gerardo de Rodcs, Thoma persona de 
W'ileford, Magistro Radulfo de Lenton, Gervasio de Clifton, et aliis. 

4770, p. 1 8. 

XV. — Grant of William sou of Ivo de Stanton to S. fo/uis Hospital. 

c. 1240. 

I Omnibus Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens scriptum 
pervenerit, Willelmus filius Yvonis de Stanton super Wold, salutem 
in Domino. Noverit universitas vestra me dedisse et concessisse, et 
hac pracsenti carta mea confirmasse, Deo et Hospitali Sancti Johannis 
Baptistae de Nottingham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus, in 
liberam et perpetuam elemosinam, duas bovatas terrae in villa de 
Stanton super Wold, cum tofto et crofto, et omnibus pertinentiis suis, 
quas Yvo pater meus tenuit de dono Domini Roberti de Salceto, ct 
ego Willelmus, hcrcs suus, post cum: tenendas et habendas libere et 
quietc, pacifice et integre, in liberam ct perpetuam elemosinam: red- 
dendo inde annuatim capitali Domino feodi unam libram cimini, vel 
duos denarios, ad Natale Domini, pro omni servitio saeculari et de- 
manda, salvo forinscco servitio Domini Regis. Ut haec autem donatio 
et concessio mea rata pcrmaneat et stabilis, pracsenti paginae sigilli 
mei munimen apposui. His testibus: Domino Waltero de Estweith, 
tunc Vicecomite de Nottingham, Domino Hugone Bello, Roberto 
Vavasur, Radulfo Bugg, Augustino Corner, Astino filio Aliciae, Astino 
Kerdon, Roberto filio Bugeram,^ Willelmo filio Briani, Roberto fratre 
ejus, Radulfo dc Winncfcld, ct multis aliis. 47/0, p. 19. 

X\^I. — Rules of Saint foluis Hospital. 
1241. 

3 Haec est ordo ct regula Fratrum ct Sororum Hospitalis"^ Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae de Notingham, statuta et ordinata per Dominum 

' From Greaves' papers. but very incorrectly. The present text is 

^ A mistake for 'Ingeram'? based upon a copy amongst Greaves' 

3 These Rules are printed in Dugdale's papers (A), collated with the entry in 

Motiasticon Anglicanum, vi. 679, from the Greenfield's Register, pars ii. fo. 171, (B), 
Register of Archbishop Greenfield at York, ■• Hospitalis,^ omitted A. 



1 241] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXdHAM. 29 

and my heirs the tenth part of the scutage of one knight when a 
scutage occurs, for all secular service and exaction, except the rent of 
the aforesaid William Brito. In testimony whereof I have placed the 
protection of my seal to the present charter. These being witnesses : 
Sir William de Heriz, knight. Sir Jocelin, knight, Sir Reginald de 
Colwick, knight, Gerard de Rodes, Thomas the parson of Wilford, 
Master Ralph de Lenton, Gervase de Clifton, and others. 4770, p. 18. 

XV. — Grant of Williain son of Ivo de Stanto>i to S. Johns Hospital. 

c. 1240. 

I To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
writing shall come, William the son of Ivo de Stanton on the Wolds, 
greeting in the Lord. Know ye generally that I have given and 
granted, and b}- this my present charter have confirmed, to God and 
the Hospital of Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham, and the 
Brethren there serving God, in free and perpetual alms, two bovates 
of land in the vill of Stanton on the Wolds, with toft and croft, and 
with all their appurtenances, which Ivo my father held of the gift of 
Sir Robert de Salcey, and I William, his heir, after him ; to have 
and to hold, freely and quietly, peacefully and wholh-, in free and 
perpetual alms : rendering thence annually to the chief lord of the fee 
one pound of cummin, or two pence, at the Birthday of the Lord, 
for all secular service and demand, excepting foreign service of the 
Lord King. In order that this my gift and grant may remain firm 
and stable, I have placed the protection of my seal to the present 
document. These being witnesses: Sir Walter de Eastwood, then 
Sheriff of Nottingham, Sir Hugh Bell, Robert Vavasur, Ralph 
Bugg, Augustin Corner, Astin the son of Alice, Astin Kerdon, Robert 
the son of Bugeram,^ William the son of Brian, Robert his brother, 
Ralph de Winfield, and many others. 4770, p. 19. 

XVI. — Rules of Saint Johns Hospital. 
1241. 

This is the order and rule of the Brethren and Sisters of the 
Hospital of Saint John the Baptist at Nottingham, made and 
ordained by Lord Walter de Grey, Archbishop of York, in the 
year of Our Lord 1241. — Walter, by the grace of God Archbishop of 
York, Primate of England, to our beloved in Christ Robert Alwin, 
Master of the Hospital of the Blessed John the Baptist of Notting- 



30 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [124I 

Walterum de Grey, Archiepiscopum Eboracensem, Anno Domini 
MCCXLI. — Walterus, Dei gratia Eboracensis Archiepiscopus, Angliae 
Primas, dilecto in Christo Roberto Alwino, Magistro Hospitalis Beati 
Johannis Baptistae de Notingham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo et 
Sancto Johanni Baptistae servicntibus, salutem et bcnedictionem. 
Cum sit statutum inter viros religiosos ut ordo observctur, cum sine 
ordine nulla sit religio, statuimus, firmiter praecipientes, ut quicunque 
sit custos vel magister Domus Sancti Johannis Baptistae de Noting- 
ham, sic provideat quod ibi sint duo capellani, vel plures, ibidem 
divina celebrantes imperpetuum. Insuper statuimus ut omnes fratres 
simul surgant ad Matutinas, et ita tempestive ut Matutinae possint ' 
praecantari ante auroram, vel in ^ exortu aurorae, de festo Sancti 
Michaclis usque ad^ Pascha ; cantatisque consequenter Prima et 
Tertia, celebretur Missa ; et post Missam, cantatis Sexta et Nona, 
fratres intendant negotiis domus, unusquisque prout competit officio 
sibi dcputato ; et, cum non'* praepediuntur rationabili aut necessario 
impedimento, audiant Vesperas et Completorium. Statuimus etiam 
ut omnes regulariter sint obedientes suo custodi vel magistro, sine 
contradictione et murmurc. Nullus quoque sit proprietarius, set ^ si 
quis aliquid habuerit proprium, resignet illud custodi vel magistro 
ante septem ^ dies post hujus praecepti promulgationem,'' alioquin ^ 
eodem die septimo, ipso facto retentionis proprii, sit excommunicatus. 
Custos vero vel magister proprium, si habeat, convertat in domus 
utilitatem. Si autem innotuerit aliquem cum proprietate obiisse, 
corpus ejus projiciatur extra sepulturam Christianam,^ et sepeliatur 
alibi, projecta super eum ejus proprietate ^° a fratribus dicentibus ' Pe- 
cunia tua sit tecum in perditionem !'" Nullus habeat seratam archam, 
nisi sit archa deputata ad suum officium. Omnes vestiantur, ciben- 
tuY^- ct potent ^3 de communi, et non comedant carnes in ebdomada 
nisi tribus diebus, scilicet, die Dominica.^"^ die Martis, et die Jovis, nisi 
per licentiam custodis. Comedant simul in uno refectorio, servantes 
in refectione silentium, aut voce submissa proferatur si quid loqui 
compellat necessitas. Omnes simul jaceant in uno dormitorio, vestiti 
femoralibus^^ et in^^ camisiis, vel in^^ indumento quo utuntur in loco 
camisiae ; et ad horam qua intrant in^^ dormitorium^^ eant cubitum ; 

' ]\Iatiitinae possint,^ ' possint Matu- s seti\ ' vel,' A. 

tinae,' B. * septem,'\ omitted, A. 

- ;';;,] omitted, B. "> promulgatioiiem,^ ' pervulgationem,' 

3 ff(/,] omitted, A. B. 

'* noii,^ omitted, A. ^ alioi/uiti,] 'alioquin ah,' B, 



I241] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIXCHIAM. 3 1 

ham, and the Brethren there serving God, and S. John the Baptist 
greeting and benediction. Since it is agreed amongst men of re- 
Hsrion that order be observed, because without order there is no 
rehgion, we ordain, and firmly enjoin, that whosoever shall be 
warden or master of the House of Saint John the Baptist of Not- 
tingham, shall so provide that there be two chaplains, or more, cele- 
brating divine service there for ever. Moreover, we ordain that all 
the brethren shall rise together for Matins, and in such time that 
Matins may be sung before morning, or at daybreak, from the feast 
of S. Michael to Easter ; and, Prime and Tierce having been there- 
after sung, Mass shall be celebrated ; and after Mass, Sext and None 
having been sung, the brethren shall attend to the affairs of the 
house, each one as is proper to the duty deputed to him ; and 
they shall hear Vespers and Compline, when not prevented by 
reasonable or necessary hindrance. We also ordain that all shall be 
regularly obedient to their warden or master, without gainsaying or 
murmur. And no one shall be a proprietor, but if any one have 
any property, he shall resign it to the warden or master before seven 
days after the promulgation of this precept, otherwise he shall be 
excommunicated on the same seventh day, by the mere fact of re- 
taining property. The warden or master shall convert his property, 
if he have any, to the use of the house. But if it shall be found 
that any one has died with property, his body shall be cast out from 
Christian burial, and shall be buried elsewhere, his property being 
thrown upon him by the brethren saying, ' May thy money perish 
with thee!'" No one shall have a locked chest, unless it be the 
chest assigned to his office. All shall be dressed, fed, and shall drink 
in common, and shall not eat meat except on three days in the 
week, to wit, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, except by the 
permission of the warden. They shall eat together in one refectory, 
preserving silence during the meal, or shall speak in a low voice if 
necessity shall compel them say aught. All shall lie together in one 
dormitory, clothed in breeches and in shirts, or in the garment which 
the>- use instead of a shirt ; and they shall go to bed at the hour at 

5 Christianam,'] ' Christianitatis,' B. ''* B adds ' et.' 

'° proprietate,^ ' proposito,' A and B. '= vesiitifemoralil'its,'] omitted, A. 

" Acts, viii. 20. '^ ?■«,] omitted, B. 

^- cibentHy,'\ 'cibantur,' B; 'cil)anl,' '' ?'w,] omitted, A. 

A. '^ ?■«,] omitted, B. 

'3 potcnl,\ ' potantur,' B. '^ A adds ' aiit.' 



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usque post Primam cantatam observent silentium, et de nocte non 
accedant fratres ^ ubi sint sorores, nee e converso, nisi aegritudine 
adveniente. Casti sint omnes et sobrii, nec^ potent alicubi in muni- 
cipio vel in 3 suburbio. Moderati sint in victu, bona domus et"^ 
elemosinas collatas in pauperum et infirmorum necessitates fideliter 
convertentes.5 Regularem gerant habitum, scilicet de russeto et 
nigro panno. Singulis ebdomadis saltern semel conveniant in 
capitulo, et ibidem proclamentur et excessus regulariter corrigantur 
a custode vel a^ magistro ; teneaturque capitulum absque garrulitate 
et clamore, et qui excesserint^ humiliter et obedienter subeant dis- 
ciplinam canonicam. Non admittantur autem plures fratres vel 
sorores quam necessarii sunt ad serviendum infirmis, et custodiendum 
bona domus. Familia, si quam habeant, sit moderata, honesta, sobria, 
et casta ; si quis vero de familia inventus fuerit ebriosus aut luxuri- 
osus, nisi ab hujusmodi vitiis se temperaverit, expellatur a servitio 
domus. NuUus frater vagetur^ per villam, aut alibi, nisi a sue 
custode vel magistro sit^ regulariter licentiatus. Compotus reddatur 
secundum Concilium Provinciale. Istud scriptum singulis mensibus 
semel recitetur in capitulo in lingua Gallica^° vel Anglicana. Sorores 
conversae, secundum quod competit" suo sexui, observent^- ea quae 
supra statuimus a fratribus observanda. In principio Matutinarum 
dicant laici fratres et sorores ' Credo in Deum ' et ' Pater Noster ; ' 
deinde pro Matutinis, viginti et^^ quinque 'Pater Noster;' ad 
Primam, septem ' Pater Noster ; ' ad Tertiam, septem ' Pater Noster ;' 
ad Sextam, septem ' Pater Noster ; ' ad Nonam, septem ' Pater 
Noster ; ' ad Vesperas, quindecim ' Pater Noster ;' ad Completorium, 
septem ' Pater Noster.' Post Completorium, dicant semel ' Pater 
Noster ' et ' Credo in Deum.' In loco autem ubi fratres et sorores 
morianturi"^ ceteri ^^ dicant, infra triginta dies, quinquies centum 
' Pater Noster.' Tenentur etiam singuli dicere singulis septimanis, pro 
fratribus et sororibus vivis et defunctis, et pro omnibus ^^ benefac- 
toribus dictae Domus Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Baptistae,^'' centum 
' Pater Noster.' 4770, p. 13. 



' '■fratres,''] omitted, A. 

' nee,] ' nisi,' A. 

3 1)1,1 omitted, A. 

•• ei,'\ omitted, A. 

5 converlentes ,'] ' convertantes,' A. 

' a,] omitted, A. 



7 excesserint,] ' excesserunt,' B. 

^ 2'agetur,'] ' evagetur,' B. 

9 sit,"[ omitted, B. 

'° Gallica,\ 'Callica.'A. 

" competit,'\ 'competet," B. 

'^ observent,] ' observint,' A. 



1 241] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 33 

which they enter the dormitory ; until after Prime has been sung 
they shall preserve silence, and in the night the brethren shall not 
approach where the sisters are, nor vice versa, unless seized with 
illness. All shall be chaste and sober, nor shall they drink anywhere 
in the town or in the suburb. They shall be moderate in diet, faith- 
fully converting the goods of the house and the alms they have 
received to the necessities of the poor and infirm. They shall w^ear a 
regular habit, to wit of russet and black cloth. They shall meet 
at least once in each week in chapter, and excesses shall be there 
regularly proclaimed and corrected by the warden or master : and the 
chapter shall be held without talking or noise, and those who have 
transgressed shall humbly and obediently undergo canonical disci- 
pline. No more brethren or sisters shall be admitted than are neces- 
sary to serve the infirm, and to keep the goods of the house. The 
household, if they have one, shall be small in size, honest, sober 
and chaste ; if any of the household shall be found drunk or wanton, 
he shall be expelled the service of the house, unless he restrain him- 
self from such vices. No brother shall wander through the town, or 
elsewhere, unless he shall have been formally allowed to do so by his 
master or warden. An account shall be rendered according to the 
Provincial Council. This writing shall be recited once in each month 
in the chapter-house, in the French or English tongue. The lay 
sisters shall observe what we have above ordained to be observed by 
the brethren, as far as befits their sex. At the beginning of ^Matins 
the lay brethren and sisters shall say ' Credo in Deum ' and ' Pater 
Noster;' afterwards for Matins, twenty-five 'Pater Nosters;' at 
Prime, seven ' Pater Nosters ; ' at Tierce, seven ' Pater Nosters ; ' at 
Sext, seven ' Pater Nosters ; ' at None, seven ' Pater Nosters ; ' at 
Vespers, fifteen ' Pater Nosters ; ' at Compline, seven ' Pater Nosters,' 
After Compline, they shall say one ' Pater Noster ' and ' Credo in 
Deum.' In the place where the brethren and sisters shall die, the 
others shall say, w^ithin thirty days, five hundred ' Pater Nosters ' 
each. Every one is also bound to say every week, for the brethren 
and sisters alive and dead, and for all the benefactors of the said Hos- 
pital House of Saint John the Baptist, one hundred ' Pater Nosters.' 

4770, p. 1 3 

'3 et,] omitted, B. '^ ceteri,] 'et ceteri,' A and B. 

^* fratres et sorores vioriattfiir,'] ' frater '* omnibus,^ omitted, B. 

et soror moritur,' B. '^ Baptistac,\ omitted, A, 

C 



34 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [124I 

XVII. — Office for tJic Admission of BrctJiren into S. John's Hospital. 

^ 'Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini, qui fecit [caelum et 
terram].'2 'Sit nomen Domini benedictum, ex hoc [nunc, et usque in 
saeculum].'3 'Oremus, dilectissimi fratres, Dominum Nostrum Jesum 
Christum pro hoc famulo Suo^ R. R., qui ad deponendam comam 
capitis sui pro Ejus amore fcstinat, ut donet ^ ei Spiritum Sanctum, 
Qui habitum religionis in eo perpctuum conservet, et a mundi impedi- 
mento vel saeculari desiderio cor ejus defendat, et sicut immutatur*^ 
in vultu, ita manus dextera^ ejus virtutis [tribuat] incrementa, et ab 
omni caecitate humana oculos ejus aperiat, et lumen ei aetcrnae 
gloriae [concedat]. Qui cum Deo Patre [et Spiritu Sancto vivit et 
regnat Deus per omnia saecula saeculorum].' 

Alia Oratio: 'Adesto, Domine ! supplicationibus nostris, et hunc 
famulum Tuum R. R. benedicere dignare, cui in Tuo sancto nomine 
habitum religionis imponimus, ut, Te largiente, devotus in ecclesia 
persistere et vitam percipere mereat aeternam, per Dominum Nostrum 
Jesum Christum [qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti 
Deus, etc.].' 

[^Benedictio vestintoiti.'] ' Domine Jesu Christe, Qui tcgmen nostrae 
mortalitatis ^ induere dignatus es, obsecramus immensam Tuae pietatis 
habundantiam, ut hoc genus vestimenti, quod sancti patres ad inno- 
centiae et humilitatis indicium abrenunciantibus saeculo ferre 
sanxerunt, ita benedicere digneris, ut hie famulus Tuus, qui hoc [usus 
fuerit], Te induere mcreatur. Qui vivit [et regnat Deus per omnia 
saecula saeculorum].' Dum exuit^ eum, dicat ' Exuat te Dominus 
veterem hominem cum actibus suis !' Dum induit eum novum,i° dicat 
' Induat te Dominus novum hominem, qui secundum Deum creatus 
est in justitia et sanctitate veritatis!'" Postquam indutus fuerit, 
dicantur hae preces : ' Salvum fac servum Tuum, Deus mens, sper- 
antem in Te. Mitte ei, Domine, auxilium de sancto et [de] Syon 
tuere eum.^- Nichil proficiat in eo inimicus, et filius iniquitatis non 
apponet nocere ei.i^ Esto ei, Deus, turris fortitudinis a facie 
inimicili"^ Dominus vobiscum. Et cum [spiritu tuo\' 

' This Office follows, in Greaves' MS., copy, for use when more than one was ad- 

immediately after the preceding regulations mitted. It has no title in Greaves' MS. 

for S. John's Hospital (No. XVI.), but it ' Psa. cxxiv. 8. 

is not in Greenfield's Register at York, 3 Psa. cxiii. 2. 

which contains the regulations. The plural ■* j«^,] 'tuo,' MS. 

forms of the references to the new brother s donet,'\ 'dones,' MS. 

are written over the singular in Greaves' * immiitatiir,'\ 'inunctatus,' MS. 



1 241] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 35 

XVII. — Office for the Admission of Bret /ire u into S. Jo/nis Hospital. 

^ ' Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made Jieavcn and 
earth] .'2 ' Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth 'and 
for evermore] .'^ ' Let us pray, beloved brethren, Our Lord Jesus 
Christ for this His servant, R. R., who hastens to cut away the hair of 
his head for His love, that He may give him the Holy Ghost, Who 
shall keep on him for ever the dress of religion, and preserve his 
heart from worldly hindrance or desire, and as one is transformed in 
face, so His right hand may give him increase of virtue, and open 
his eyes from all human blindness, and grant him the light of eternal 
glor\-. Who with God the Father [and the Holy Ghost lives and 
reigns for ever and ever ']. 

Another Prayer: 'Be present, O Lord ! at our supplication.s, and 
deign to bless this Thy servant R. R., upon whom we place the habit 
of religion in Thy holy name, that he may by Thy gift be worthy to 
remain devout in Thy church, and to receive eternal life, through 
Our Lord Jesus Christ [who lives and reigns with Thee in unity, 
the Holy Ghost].' 

\_Benediction of the vestment?^ 'O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst 
deign to put on the covering of our mortalit}-, we beseech the immense 
abundance of Thy goodness, that Thou mayst so deign to bless this 
kind of vestment, which the hoi}' fathers have decreed should be 
borne by those who renounce the world, as a token of innocence and 
humility, that this Thy servant, who shall [use it], may deserve to 
put on Thee, who lives [and reigns God for evermore].' Whilst he 
divests himself, let him say ' May the Lord put off from thee the 
old man with his deeds ! ' Whilst he puts on him the new habit, 
let him say ' ]\Iay the Lord put on thee the new man, which is 
created after God in righteousness and true holiness ! '^^ After he has 
been dressed, these prayers shall be said : ' Save thy servant, O my 
God, who trusts in Thee. Send him, O Lord, help from the sanc- 
tuary, and strengthen him out of Sion.^^ Let not the enemy do him 
violence, nor the son of wickedness hurt him.^^ Be thou, O Lord, 
to him a strong tower from the face of the enemy !i"^ The Lord be 
with you. And with [thy spirit].' 

7 dextera,'\ 'dextere,' MS. " Ep. ad Ephes., iv. 24. 

^ mortalitatis,'\ ' immortalitatis,' MS. '^ Psa. xx. 2. 

9 exui/,] 'exuat,' MS. '3 Psa. Ixxxix. 22. 

'° jtoz'um,] 'nomen,' M.S. '■• Psa. Ixi. 3. 



36 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [124O 

Oratio: ' Deus, indulgentiae pater, Qui severitatem Tuae dis- 
trictionisi temperans [indulges] ne filius portet iniquitatem patris, 
et Qui mira dispensatione^ et malis bene utens, Tuae dignationis 
gratiam per eos frequenter operaris, quaesumus^ clementiam Tuam 
ut huic famulo Tuo non obsistat"^ quod habitum rcligionis per nos, 
tanta ac tali re indignos, accepit, quin misterium quod per nos 
exterius exhibetur, Tu interius, per donum Sancti Spiritus, exequaris, 
per eundem Dominum Nostrum,' etc. ' Famulo Tuo^ divinae Tuae 
pietatis auxilium [praebeas] ut sanctae*^ humilitatis propositum quod, 
Te inspirante, suscepit, Te protegente illaesum custodiat, per Domi- 
num Nostrum Jhcsum Christum,' etc. 4770, p. 14. 



XVIII. — Charter of John de Stuteville to S. John's Hospital. 
[1240-1258.] 

7 Omnibus Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens scrip- 
tum pervencrit, Dominus Johannes de Estutevill ^ salutem. Noveritis 
me concessisse, pro me et heredibus meis, Deo et Sancto Johanni 
Hospitalis de Nottingham, et Magistro illius Domus, et successori- 
bus suis, et fratribus et sororibus ibidem Deo servientibus, ut habeant 
et teneant omnes terras, cum pertinentiis, quas tenuerunt de liberis 
heredibus meis in territorio de Kirkeby, die Sancti Bartholomei 
Apostoli, anno rcgni Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis vicesimo 
quarto,^ libere, bene, et in pace, sine impedimento mei vel heredum 
meorum ; et ut habeant liberum ingressum et exitum ad praedictas 
terras, sicut alii liberi homines mei de eadem villa habent. Et prae- 
terea dedi et concessi Magistro, et successoribus suis praedictae 
Domus, et fratribus et sororibus ibidem Deo servientibus, liberam 
pasturam in pastura mea de Kirkby, sine impedimento mei et here- 
dum meorum, scilicet, ad octo averia et ad duos equos, dum prae- 
dictam terram colent. Pro hac donatione et concessione dederunt 
michi praenominati fratres et sorores quadraginta solidos sterling- 
orum ad ingressum. Et ego Johannes de Estutevill et heredes mei 
warentizabimus et defendemus praedictum ingressum et exitum ad 
terram praedictam, et praenominatam pasturam, sicut praedictum 

' districtionis,'\ ' discretionis,' MS. ^ quaesinmis,^ ' qus.,' MS. 

- miradispensatiouc,Yx\\z.(X\?~\>o^\'C\oVit,^ ^ obsistaf,'] 'obsistant,' MS. 

I^IS, ^ famulo tuo,'] ' famulum tuum,' MS. 



I240] RECORDS OF THE DOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 37 

Prayer: 'O God, the father of compassion, Who tempering the 
severity of Thy punishment, graciously permittest that the son shall 
not bear the iniquity of the father, and Who by Thy wondrous dis- 
pensation, and, using the evil kindly, frequently exertest through them 
the favour of Thy regard, we beseech Thy clemenc)', that it may be 
no hindrance to this Thy servant that he has received the habit of 
religion from us, unworthy as we are of so high and holy an office, 
but that the mystery, which is manifested outwardly by us. Thou 
mayest complete inwardly, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, through the 
same Our Lord,' etc. ' [Grant to] Thy servant the help of Thy divine 
compassion, that the profession of sacred poverty which, by Thy in- 
spiration, he has taken upon himself, he may by Thy protection main- 
tain unbroken, through Our Lord Jesus Christ,' etc. 4770» P- H- 

'KMIW.— Charter of John de SUiteville to S. John's Hospital. 
[1240-1258.] 
7 To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom this present 
writing shall come, Sir John de Stuteville,^ greeting. Know ye 
that I have granted, for me and my heirs, to God and the Hospital 
of Saint John of Nottingham, and the Master of that House, and his 
successors, and the brethren and sisters there serving God, that they 
may have and hold all the lands with appurtenances which they held 
of my free heirs in the territory of Kirkby, on the day of Saint Bar- 
tholomew the Apostle, in the twenty-fourth year of the reign of King 
Henry the son of King John,^ freely, well, and in peace, without 
hindrance from me or my heirs ; and that they may have free ingress 
and egress to the aforesaid lands, as other my free men of the same 
vill have. And moreover I have given and granted to the Master, 
and his successors of the aforesaid House, and the brethren and 
sisters there serving God, free pasture in my meadow of Kirkby, 
without hindrance from me or my heirs, to wit, for eight cattle and 
two horses, for so long as they shall till the aforesaid land. For this 
gift and grant the before-named brethren and sisters have given me 
forty shillings sterling for the entry. And I John de Stuteville and my 
heirs will warrant and defend the aforesaid ingress and egress to the 
aforesaid land, and the before-named pasturage, as is aforesaid against 

* sanciae,'] 'sancti,' MS. Excerpta e Rot. Fin., ii. 290; Dugdale, 
7 From Greaves' Papers. Baronage, i. 459. 

* John de Stuteville died in 1258; ' August 24, 1240. 



38 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [124O 

est, contra omnes gentes imperpetuum. In hujus autem rei testi- 
monium pracsenti scripto sigillum meum apposui. His testibus : 
Domino Galfrido Barre, Willelmo persona de Kyrkeby, tunc senes- 
callo, Willelmo Bryan de Nottingham, Radulfo Bugg, Henrico Kytte, 
Roberto Torkart de Kyrkby, Johanne de Permit, Rogero de Anys- 
legh, Ywano Britone, Thoma de Anyslcgh, et aliis pluribus. 

4770, p. 20. 



XIX. — Grcvit of Will, k F ant on to S. Johns Hospital. 

c. 1240. 

I Sciant omncs tam praesentes quam futuri quod ego Willelmus 
le Fanton de Kirkeby concessi, dedi, et hac praesenti carta mea con- 
firmavi, Domui Hospitali Sancti Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham, 
et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus, totum pratum meum in terri- 
torio de Kirkeby apud Stondeloms,^ et duos selliones terrae ex una 
parte ejusdem prati, et duos selliones ex altera parte ejusdem prati, 
abuttantes super praedictum pratum, et duos selliones terrae apud 
Ywete Croftiston jux[t]a terram Thomae Fabri, et tres rodas terrae 
apud West Wendecliffc, et unam rodam apud North Brocke juxta 
terram Galfridi Praepositi, ct dimidiam acram terrae apud Hollgate 
de Prestewell, cum bucco : habenda ct tenenda Deo, Domui et 
dictis Fratribus, de me et de heredibus meis libere, quiete, pacifice, 
bene et intcgre, cum omnibus libertatibus et easiamentis, et cum libera 
pastura ad quatuor boves et sexaginta oves, ubi ego dictus Willelmus 
communo et communicabo : reddendo ^ inde annuatim mihi et here- 
dibus meis unum denarium infra octabas"^ Paschae, pro servitio 
saeculari, exactione et demanda. Et ego dictus Willelmus et heredes 
mei dictum pratum et dictas terras dictae Domui, dictis Fratribus et 
assignatis corum, contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et defende- 
mus imperpetuum. Pro hac autem concessione et donatione dederunt 
mihi dicti Fratres sexaginta solidos prae manibus. Et ut haec mea 
concessio et donatio, et cartae meae confirmatio, rata sit et stabilis 
permaneat, huic scripto sigillum meum apposui. His testibus : 
Domino Roberto Priore de Novo Loco, Waltero Priore de Felley, 
Ywano Britone, Reginaldo de Insula, Roberto Torkart, Rogero 
Perpunt, Johanne Perpunt, Thoma de Anesley clerico, Willelmo 
Britone, et aliis. 4770, p. 21. 

' From Greaves' papers. 



1240] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 39 

all men for ever. In testimony whereof I have placed my seal to this 
present writing. These being witnesses : Sir Geoffrey Barre, William 
parson of Kirkby, then Steward, William Brian of Nottingham, Ralph 
Bugg, Henry Kitte, Robert Torkard of Kirkby, John de Permit, 
Roger de Annesley, Ivan Brito, Thomas de Annesley, and many 
others. 47/0, p. 20. 



XIX.— Grant of Will, le Fan to 11 to S.John's Hospital 
c. 1240. 
I Know all men as well present as to come that I William le Fanton 
of Kirkby have granted, given, and by this my present charter have 
confirmed, to the Hospital House of Saint John the Baptist of Not- 
tingham, and the Brethren there serving God, all my meadow in the 
demesne of Kirkby at Stondeloms,^ and two selions of land on one 
side of the same meadow, and two selions on the other side of the 
same meadow, abutting upon the aforesaid meadow, and two selions 
of land at Ywete Croftiston, near the land of Thomas the Smith, and 
three roods of land at West Wendecliffe, and one rood at North 
Brock near the land of Geoffrey the Reeve, and half an acre of land 
at Hollgate of Prestewell, with approach : to have and to hold to 
God, the House and the said Brethren, of me and my heirs freely, 
quietly, peacefully, well and wholly, with all liberties and easements, 
and with free pasture for four cows and sixty sheep, where I the said 
William common and shall common : rendering therefore annually 
to me and my heirs one penny within the octave of Easter, for secular 
service, exaction and demand. And I the said William and my 
heirs will warrant and defend the said lands to the said House, the 
said brethren and their assigns, against all men for ever. For this 
grant and gift the said brethren have given me sixty shillings in 
hand. And that this my grant and gift, and confirmation of my 
charter, may remain firm and stable, I have placed my seal to this 
writing. These being witnesses : Sir Robert Prior of Newstead, 
Walter Prior of Felley, Ywan Briton, Reginald de L'Isle, Robert 
Torkard, Robert Pierrepont, John Pierrepont, Thomas de Annesley 
clerk, William Brito, and others. 4770, p. 21. 

' ' Stondeloms ' is marked as having 3 reddendo,] ' xe.AiiiiX,'' "SIS. 

the last syllable contracted. ■• ociabas,] ' octabis,' MS. 



40 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1255 

XX. — Second Charter of King Houy III. 

1255, July 20. 

[HJenricus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hyberniae, Dux 
Normanniae, Aquitanniae, et Comes Andegaviae, archiepiscopis, epis- 
copis, abbatibus, prioribus, comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vice- 
comitibus, praepositis, ministris, et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, 
salutem. Sciatis nos concessisse, et hac carta nostra confirmasse, 
Burgensibus nostris Notingham, quod ipsi et eorum heredes imper- 
petuum per totam terram et p[ote]statem nostram habeant banc 
libertatcm, videlicet, quod ipsi, vel eorum bona quocumque locorum 
in potestate nostra inventa, non arestentur pro aliquo debito de quo 
fidejussores aut principales debitores non exstiterint, nisi forte ipsi 
debitores de eorum sint communa et potestate, habentes unde de 
debitis suis in toto vel in parte satisfacere possint, et dicti Burgenses 
creditoribus eorumdem debitorum in justitia defuerint, et dc hoc 
rationabiliter constare possit. Concessimus etiam, et hac carta nostra 
confirmavimus, eisdem Burgensibus, quod imperpetuum habeant re- 
turnum brcvium nostrorum de summonitionibus scaccarii nostri, de 
omnibus ad burgum nostrum Notingham' pertinentibus, ita quod 
nullus vicecomes, aut alius ballivus vel minister noster, decetero intro- 
mittat se de hujusmodi summonitionibus aut districtionibus faciendis 
in praedicto burgo, nisi per defectum dictorum Burgensium aut Bal- 
livorum ejusdem burgi. Ouare volumus et firmiter praecipimus, pro 
nobis et heredibus nostris, quod praedicti Burgenses et eorum heredes 
imperpetuum habeant libertates praescriptas, sicut praedictum est : et 
prohibemus, super forisfacturam nostram decern librarum, ne quis eos 
contra libertates illas in aliquo injuste v^exet, disturbet, vel inquietet. 
Hiis testibus : Rogero le Bigot Comite Norf[olk'] Marescallo Angliae, 
Radulfo filio Nicholai, Johanne de Lessinton', Ricardo de Grey, Will- 
elmo de Grey, Ymberto Poieys, Waukelino de Aerdern, Petro Ever- 
ardi, Willelmo Gernum, et aliis. Datum per manum nostram apud 
Notingham, vicesimo die Julii, anno regni nostri tricesimo nono. 4155. 

XXI. — Various Grants to S. John's Hospital. 

I. I Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Radulfus filius Rogeri 
Greyne de Nottingham, dedi, concessi, et hac praesenti carta mea 
coniirmavi, Magistro Roberto de Adinburks, duo messuagia, cum 

■ From Greaves' papers. 



1255] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 4I 

XX. — Second Charter of King Henry III. 
1255, July 20. 

Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Earl of Anjou, to his arch- 
bishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, reeves, 
ministers, and all his bailiffs and faithful subjects, greeting. Know ye 
that we have granted, and by this our present charter have con- 
firmed, to our Burgesses of Nottingham, that they and their heirs 
shall have for ever throughout our land and jurisdiction this liberty, 
that is to say, that they or their goods, in whatsoever places found 
within our jurisdiction, shall not be arrested for any debt of which 
they are not the pledges or principal debtors, except in case the 
debtors are of their commune and power, having whereof their debts 
may be wholly or partly satisfied, and the said Burgesses shall 
have failed in doing justice to the creditors of the same debtors, and 
that this can be reasonably made to appear. We have also granted, 
and by this our charter have confirmed to the same Burgesses, that 
they shall have for ever the return of our writs of summons of our 
exchequer, in everything pertaining to our borough of Nottingham, 
so that no sheriff, or other bailiff or minister of ours, shall hereafter 
intermeddle with the execution of these summonses or distresses in 
the aforesaid borough, unless through the default of the said Bur- 
gesses or Bailiffs of the same borough. Wherefore we will and firmly 
enjoin, for us and our heirs, that the aforesaid Burgesses and their 
heirs shall have for ever the before-written liberties as is aforesaid : 
and we prohibit, under pain of forfeiture to us of ten pounds, any one 
from vexing, disturbing, or disquieting them against these liberties. 
These being witnesses : Roger le Bigot Earl of Norfolk Marshal of 
England, Ralph Fitz-Nicholas, John de Lexington, Richard de Grey, 
William de Grey, Humbert Poieys, Walkelin de Aerdcn, Peter 
Everard, William Gernon, and others. Given by our hands at 
Nottingham, the twentieth day of July, in the thirt\--ninth year of 
our reign. 4155- 

XXL — Various Gra^its to S. John's Hospital. 

I. i Know all present and to come that I Ralph the son of Roger 
Greync of Nottingham, have given, granted, and by this my present 
charter have confirmed, to INIastcr Robert de Attenborough, two 



42 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1255 

pertinentiis ct aedificiis ibidem constructis, quae jacent ad ductum 
Nottingham,' inter messuagium meum versus boream, et messuagium 
Benedicti Merscer' versus austrum, et continet in se latitudinem in 
fronte xl. pedum, et latitudinem in fine curiae 38 pedum, et longi- 
tudinem a via usque croftum meum : tenenda et habenda de me et 
heredibus meis eidem Roberto et heredibus suis, vel suis assignatis 
et eorum heredibus, libere, integre, et pacifice, imperpetuum : red- 
dendo inde annuatim Hospitali Sancti Johannis de Nottingham, gd., 
scilicet 4d. ct ob. ad fcstum Inventionis Sanctac Crucis, ct 4d. et ob. 
ad festum Sancti Martini, et mihi et heredibus meis unum clavum 
gariofili ad Pascha, pro omni servitio saeculari, exactione et dcmanda. 
Et ego vero Radulphus, etc., cum daiisa zvarrant. 

II. Sciant praesentes ct futuri quod ego Matilda, quondam uxor 
Willclmi le Challuner de Nottingham, in libera et pura viduitate mea, 
divinae charitatis intuitu, pro salute animae meae, et pro anima 
Willelmi quondam viri mei, et pro animabus antecessorum et succes- 
sorum meorum, concessi, dedi, et hac praesenti charta mea confirmavi, 
Deo et Domui Beati Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham, et Fratribus 
ibidem Deo servientibus, annuatim redditum 2 denariorum de quo- 
dam tofto in Nottingham, in Vico Figulorum ; de tofto quod jacet 
inter toftum Roberti Figuli, et toftum Rogeri Figuli, quondam recipi- 
endorum ad Nativitatem Sancti Johannis Baptistae, in puram et per- 
petuam elemosynam imperpetuum. Et ego vero dicta Matilda, etc., 
cum clausa warrant. 

III. [after 1242.] Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos praesens 
scriptum pervenerit, Sccilia, quondam uxor Domini Alexandri de 
VillerSji salutem in Domino. Noveritis me in pura viduitate mea 
concessisse et dedisse Domui Sancti Johannis Baptistae de Notting- 
ham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus, [pro animabus] anteces- 
sorum et successorum meorum, annuum redditum vjd. de terra mea in 
Barregate in villa de Nottingham, in puram ct perpetuam elimosi- 
nam, recipiendorum ad Inventioncm Sanctae Crucis annuatim imper- 
petuum de tenentibus illam terram. In cujus rei testimonium, etc. 

IV. Universis Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesens 
scriptum pervenerit, Willelmus filius Gervasii le Corner, salutem in 
Domino. Noverit universitas vestra me, divinae charitatis intuitu, et 

' Nichols, Leicestershire, iii. 1S9, 195, HI., m. 6d. that he died before Sept. 10, 

says Alex, de Villers died in 1245, but it 1242. 

appears from the Close Rolls, 19 Hen. 



1255] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 43 

messuages, with appurtenances and edifices there constructed, which 
lie at the brook of Nottingham, between my messuage towards the 
north and the messuage of Benedict Mercer towards the south, and 
they contain a breadth in front of forty feet, and a breadth at the end 
of the court of thirty-eight feet, and length from the road as far as 
my croft : to have and to hold of me and my heirs to the same 
Robert and his heirs, or his assigns and their heirs, freely, wholly, 
and peacefully, for ever : rendering therefore annually to the Hospital 
of Saint John of Nottingham gd., to wit 4^2^. at the feast of the 
Invention of the Holy Cross, and 4}4d. at the feast of Saint ^lartin, 
and to me and my heirs a clove at Easter, for all secular ser\-ice, 
exaction and demand. And I Roger, afid so on, zvit/i the warranty 
clause. 

n. Know all present and to come that I IMatilda, sometime the 
wife of William le Chaloner of Nottingham, in my free and pure 
widowhood, in consideration of divine charity, for the health of my 
soul, and for the soul of William my late husband, and for the souls 
of my ancestors and successors, have given, granted, and by this my 
present charter have confirmed, to God and the House of Saint John 
the Baptist of Nottingham, and the Brethren there serving God, 
yearly a rent of two pence of a toft in Nottingham in the Potters' 
Street ; of the toft which lies between the toft of Robert the Potter 
and the toft of Roger the Potter, late to be received at the Nativity 
of Saint John the Baptist, in pure and perpetual alms for ever. And 
I the said INIatilda, and so forth, with the warranty clause. 

HI. [after 1242.] To all the faithful of Christ to whom the 
present writing shall come, Cecily, sometime the wife of Sir 
Alexander de Villers,i greeting in the Lord. Know ye that I, in my 
pure widowhood, have granted and given to the House of Saint 
John the Baptist of Nottingham, and the Brethren there serving God, 
[for the souls] of my ancestors and successors, an annual rent of 
sixpence from my land in Bargate in the town of Nottingham, in 
pure and perpetual alms, to be received at the Invention of the Holy 
Cross yearly for ever of those holding that land. In testimony 
whereof, etc. 

IV. To all the sons of Holy :\Iothcr Church to whom this present 
writing shall come, William the son of Gervase le Corner, greeting in 
the Lord. Know ye all generally that I, in consideration of divine 
charity, and for the health of my soul and of the souls of my 



44 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l255 

pro salute animac mcae, ct animarum antecessorum meorum, assensu 
et consensu heredum meorum, dedisse, concessisse, et hac praesenti 
charta mea confirmasse, Deo et Hospital! Sancti Johannis Baptistae 
de Nottingham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo servientibus, tres dimidias 
acras terrae in territorio de Nottingham, illas, scilicet, quae jacent 
inter terram Sancti Leonardi ex una parte, et terram ecclesiae 
Sanctae Mariae ex altera parte, et abuttant super chyminium quod 
se tendit versus Hwyston' ex parte boreali villae, in liberam, puram 
et perpetuam elemosinam : habendas et tenendas, etc. 

V. Universis Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis, etc., Thomas de 
Newarke et Margareta de Hodesat uxor ejus, salutem in Domino. 
Noverit universitas vestra nos, communi assensu nostro et consilio, 
dedisse ct concessisse, et hac praesenti charta nostra confirmasse, Deo 
et Domui Hospitali Sancti Johannis de Nottingham, et Fratribus 
ibidem Deo servientibus, unam acram terrae in campis Nottingham', 
super Aldwang, et unum dimidium acrae super Pesehyll, et tres 
buttas juxta terram quae fuit Hugonis filii Sixi apud occidentem : 
tenendum ct habendum, etc. 

VI. Omnibus Christi fidclibus ad quos pracsens scriptum pcr- 
venerit, Galfridus Ganoth ^ salutem in Domino aeternam. Noveritis 
me, charitatis intuitu, pro salute animae meae, et [pro] animabus 
an[te]cessorum meorum et successorum meorum, concessisse et 
dedisse, ct hac praesenti charta mea confirmasse, Deo et Domui 
Sancti Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham, et Fratribus ibidem Deo 
servientibus, et eorum successoribus, in puram et perpetuam elemosi- 
nam, annuatim redditum ijd., percipiendorum de Roberto Lambet, et 
heredibus suis, de una acra terrae in le Beckkeheld contra Hordele- 
putts, imperpetuum, ad Pascha, et jd. de Ada de Warewyck, et 
heredibus suis, pro dimidia acra terrae super Pesehyll, quam emit de 
Amicia filia Roberti de Cohvicke, ad festum Sancti IMichaelis unum 
denarium : tenendum et habendum, etc. 

VII. Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Galfridus Luttrell de 
Nottingham, divinae charitatis intuitu, pro salute animae meae, et 
pro anima patris mei, et pro anima matris meae, et pro animabus 
antecessorum meorum et successorum meorum, concessi, dedi, et hac 
praesenti charta mea confirmavi, Deo et Domui Beati Johannis 

' Greaves has written above this name as appears from the Register of Thurgarton 

'Danoch,' as though uncertain of the Priory, fo. 65. 

r'eading. The name should be 'Danot,' 



I255J RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 45 

ancestors, with the assent and consent of my heirs, have given, granted, 
and by this my present charter have confirmed, to God and the Hos- 
pital of Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham, and the Brethren there 
serving God, three half acres of land in the demesne of Nottingham, 
to wit those which lie between the land of Saint Leonard on one 
side, and the land of the Church of Saint Mary on the other side, 
and abut upon the road which leads towards Hwyston on the north 
side of the town, in free, pure, and perpetual alms : to have and to 
hold, etc. 

V. To all the sons of Holy Mother Church, etc., Thomas de 
Newark and IMargaret de Hodsack his wife, greeting in the Lord. 
Know ye all generally that we, with our common assent and counsel, 
have given and granted, and by this our present charter have con- 
firmed, to God and the Hospital House of Saint John of Nottingham, 
and the Brethren there serving God, one acre of land in the fields of 
Nottingham on Aldwang, and half an acre on Pesehyll, and three 
butts near the land which belonged to Hugh son of Six at the west : 
to have and to hold, etc. 

VI. To all the faithful of Christ to whom the present writing shall 
come, Geoffrey Ganoth^ greeting in the Lord eternal. Know ye that 
I, in consideration of charit)', for the health of my soul, and for the 
souls of my ancestors and successors, have granted and given, and by 
this my present charter have confirmed, to God and the House of 
Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham, and the Brethren there serving 
God, and their successors, in pure and perpetual alms, yearly a rent 
of twopence, to be received of Robert Lambet, and his heirs, for one 
acre of land in the Beckkeheld over against Hordele-putts, for ever, at 
Easter, and a penny from Adam de Warwick, and his heirs, for half 
an acre of land upon Pesehyll, which he bought of Amicia the 
daughter of Robert de Colwick at the feast of Saint Michael a 
penny : to have and to hold, etc. 

VH. Know all present and to come that I Geoffrey Lutterel of 
Nottingham, in consideration of divine charit}-, for the health of my 
soul, and for the soul of my father, and for the soul of my mother, 
and for the souls of my ancestors and successors, have granted, given, 
and by this my present charter have confirmed, to God and the 
House of Saint John the Baptist of Nottingham, yearly a rent of 
three silver shillings, to be received at the feasts of the Invention of 
the Holy Cross, and Saint Martin in Winter, by equal portions, in 



46 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1265 

Baptistae de Nottingham, annuatim redditum trium soHdorum ar- 
genti, recipiendorum ad festum Inventionis Sanctae Crucis, et Sancti 
Martini in Yeme, per aequales portiones, in tenemento meo in Vico 
Fullonum ex opposite le Rowell : tenendum et habendum dictis Deo 
et Domui imperpetuum. Et ego, etc., zvar. 

VIII. Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Johannes de Lenton, 
consanguineus et heres Simonis de Lenton de Nottingham, intuitu 
charitatis, et pro salute animae meae et dicti Simonis, dedi, concessi, 
et hac pracsenti charta mea confirmavi, Magistro HospitaHs Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham, et Domui dicti HospitaHs, duo 
curtilagia cum pertinentiis suis simul jacentia in Nottingham, extra 
fossatum villae praedictac, inter curtilagia quondam ipsius Simonis 
ex parte oricntali, et curtilagium HospitaHs dicti Sancti Johannis ex 
parte occidentali : habenda et tenenda praedicta curtilagia, cum per- 
tinentiis suis, praedicto Magistro et successoribus [suis] ad incre- 
mentum Domus praedictae imperpetuum, in liberam, puram, et 
perpetuam elemosinam, de capitalibus dominis feodi ilHus, per servitia 
inde debita et consueta. Et ego, etc., ivar.^ A770, p. 22, 23. 

XXII. — Acquittance of tJie Biij'gesses froju an Aid to the Sheriff. 
1264-5, Fcbruar}- 15. 

Henricus, Dei Gratia, Rex Anglorum, Dominus Hyberniae et 
Dux Aquitaniae, omnibus ad quos praesentes Htterae pervenerint, 
salutem. Quia accepimus per inquisitionem quam per Simonem de 
Hedone, dudum Vicecomitem nostrum Notingham', Johannem de 
Lek', et Ricardum de Westona, tunc Coronatores ejusdem comitatus, 
fieri fecimus, quod centum solidi, quos Burgenses nostri Notingham' 
annuatim jam multis retroactis temporibus reddere consueverunt 
vicecomitibus nostris praedicti comitatus, ad opus nostrum, soluti 
fuerunt Philippo Mark', dudum Vicecomiti nostro Notingham', ex 
gratia (videlicet, pro bona voluntate sua habenda, et pro libcrtatibus 
dictorum Burgensium manutenendis, et ne libertates illas ingre- 
deretur), et non ex debito, et quod a tempore quo dictus Philippus 
Vicecomes noster extitit praedicti comitatus primo soluti fuerunt : 
Nos, per finem quinquaginta marcarum quas iidem Burgenses nobis 
solverunt in garderoba nostra prae manibus, remisimus eis et heredi- 
bus suis demandam praedictorum centum solidorum, et ipsos et 

' The charters are here printed as warranty clauses arid the names of the 

written by Greaves, who has omitted the witnesses. 



1 26s] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 47 

m)- tenement in the Fuller's Street opposite the Rowcll : to have 
and to hold to God and the said House for ever. And I, etc., warranty. 
VIII. Know all present and to come that I John dc Lenton, 
kinsman and heir of Simon de Lenton of Nottingham, in con- 
sideration of charity, and for the health of my soul and of the said 
Simon, have given, granted, and by this my present charter have 
confirmed, to the Master of the Hospital of Saint John the Baptist of 
Nottingham, and to the House of the said Hospital, two curtilages 
with their appurtenances lying together in Nottingham, beyond the 
ditch of the town aforesaid, between the curtilage late belonging to 
the said Simon on the eastern side, and the curtilages of the said 
Hospital of Saint John on the western side : to have and to hold 
the aforesaid curtilages with their appurtenances to the aforesaid 
Master and his successors, for the improvement of the aforesaid 
House for ever, in free, pure, and perpetual alms, of the chief lords of 
that fee, by the services therefore due and accustomed. And I, etc., 
warranty. 4770, P- 22, 23. 



XXII. — Acquittance of the Burgesses from an Aid to the Sheriff. 
1264-5, February 15. 

Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
and Duke of Aquitaine, to all to whom these present letters shall come, 
greeting. Whereas we learn by an inquisition which we caused to be 
made by Simon de Headon, of late our Sheriff of Nottingham, John 
de Leek, and Richard de Weston, then Coroners of the same county, 
that the hundred shillings, which our Burgesses of Nottingham have 
now, for long time past, been yearly used to render to our Sheriffs of 
the aforesaid county for our use, were paid to Philip Mark, our late 
Sheriff of Nottingham, out of regard (to wit, for having his good-will, 
and for maintaining the liberties of the said Burgesses, and that he 
should not enter those liberties), and not of right, and that from the 
time when the said Philip was our Sheriff of the aforesaid county 
they were first paid : We, in consideration of the fine of fifty marks 
which the same Burgesses have paid to us in hand in our wardrobe, 
remit to them and their heirs the demand of the aforesaid hundred 
shillings, and we quit-claim them and their heirs, for us and our heirs, 
of the same for ever. In testimony whereof we have caused these 



48 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1271 

heredes suos, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, indc quictos clamamus 
imperpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri 
fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium, quinto 
decimo die Februarii, anno regni nostri quadragesimo nono.^ 4157- 

XXIII. — Award as to Right of Pasturage in Cornerivong. 
1270-1, January 17. 

Universis hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris \V[alterus], per- 
missione divina, Eboracensis Archiepiscopus, Angliae Primas, salutem 
in salutis Auctore.^ Zelus pastoris non partis ovilis curam com- 
plectitur, sed ad singulas ejus partes se diffundit, dumque mem- 
brum laeditur non in eo solum cura sistitur, sed, exemplo Summi 
Pastoris, totum sanare procurat, ct sic sua cautela sanat aegrotum, 
ut partes ab invicem non discordent. Cum igitur inter dilectos 
filios Johannem, Priorem, et Conventum de Shelford, ex una parte, 
et Communitatem Burgensium Notyngham', ex altera, super quodam 
assarto in campo de Baseford quod vocatur ' Cornerwonge,'^ necnon 
et super violentia cuidam fratri converso et hominibus, necnon et in 
rebus domus praedictae, per quosdam villae pracdictae occasione 
assarti memorati, ut dicitur, illata, suborta fuisset materia questionis, 
nobisque, post nonnulla litium dispendia, cum instantia supplicassent 
quod inter eos ordinare vcllemus, secundum quod suo commodo et 
honori congruerc videremus, ut expensarum vorago et laborum diffusio 
abbreviari possint, et dissensionum improbitas resecari. No.s, con- 
cordiam inter subditos nostros reparare volentes, et ad pacem reducere 
quos non solum in animarum suarum dispendium, sed et corporum 
et bonorum, vidimus oberrasse, juramentis partium, sicut decuit, pure, 
sponte, et absolute ordinationi nostrae se submittentium, quod dicto 
nostro alte et basse stabunt, receptis,"^ et submissionibus hujusmodi 

■ On the back hereof is the following ' Hebr. ii. 10. 

endorsement of the receipt of these letters 3 There was a dispute between the 

at the Exchequer : — ' Barones de Scaccario town and John Mapperley, gent., in 1483, 

receperunt breve Domini Regis continens about Cornerwong. The Mickletorn or 

tenorem praesentis brevis, xix die Feb- Leet Jury of the town were charged to 

ruarii, anno Regis Henrici Tertii quadra- enquire into the rights of the Burgesses to 

gesimonono;' (A.D. 1265.) this land, and they saw the Prior of 

Translation : ' The Barons of the Ex- Shelford, who stated that the ' close was 

chequer received the writ of the Lord King g)'ffyn to the Abbey of Schelforth by old 

containing the tenor of the present writ, tyme be one callyd Alys or Agnes Acornar, 

on the 19th day of February, in the forty- for the whych close, be the seyying of the 

ninth year of King Henry the Third ; ' seyd Prior, the town of Not}Tigham and 

(A.D. 1265.) the Abbey of Schelforth var)-ed and tra- 



12/1] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 49 

our letters to be made patent. Witness myself at Westminster, 
the fifteenth day of February, in the forty-ninth year of our reign. ^ 

4157- 



XXIII. — Azcan/ as to Right of Pasturage in Cornerivong. 
1 270- 1, January 17. 

To every one seeing or hearing this writing Walter, by divine 
permission. Archbishop of York, Primate of England, greeting in the 
Author of our salvation.^ The zeal of the shepherd does not occupy 
itself with the care of a part of the fold, but extends to every part of 
it, so that when a member is hurt his care is not confined to it alone, 
but, after the example of the Chief Shepherd, he takes pains to heal 
the whole, and so by his foresight he cures the sick, that the parts 
may not disagree with each other. Seeing therefore that a matter of 
dispute has arisen between our beloved sons John, the Prior, and the 
Convent of Shelford, on the one part, and the Communit}' of the 
Burgesses of Nottingham, on the other, in regard to a certain assart 
in the field of Basford which is called ' Cornerwong,'^ as also in regard 
to the violence shown, as it is said, by certain of the town aforesaid on 
account of the assart aforesaid, to a certain la}' brother and men, as 
also to the goods of the house aforesaid, and they have, after some 
expenditure in suits, supplicated us with importunity that we should 
ordain between them, as we shall see to be fitting for their con- 
venience and honour, so that the flow of expenditure and the waste 
of labour may be curtailed, and the wickedness of dissension cut 
down. We, wishing to restore concord amongst our subjects, and to 
lead those back to peace whom we have seen straying, not only to 
the damage of their souls, but also of their bodies and goods, having 

vesd \i.e. traversed] in somych that the award as an assart 'in Baceford within 

seyd place of Schelforth had on of theyr the Countie of Notingham, Ipng betwyx 

servandes sleyn uppon the same grownd Algerthorpe wodde on the north parte, 

[this was, no doubt, the ' frater conver- and the ground of John Babyngton, 

sus ' referred to by the Archbishop]. And knyght, called Baceford Wong on the 

then it fortunyd that the Bysshopp of south parte, and hit [i.e. Cornerwong] 

York, then beyng callyd Bysshopp Wil- abutteth apon the hie way called Lamky 

Ham [an error for ' Walter '] toke the wey Gate toward the Est, and apon Baceford 

to NotjTigham ward, and hard tell of this Lynges toward the west.' — Xo. 4526. The 

varyance,' etc. — Xo. 4535. The dispute name 'Cornerwong' is now lost. Thoro- 

of 1483 was left to the arbitration of Sir ton identifies it with Mapperley Closes ; 

Gervase Clifton and Sir Charles Bilking- p. 235a. 

ton, who describe Cornerwong in their ■* rc-c^/Z/V,] ' praeceptis,' 4529. 

D 



50 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [127I 

partium scriptura vallatis, necnon et poena centum librarum argenti 
adjecta, fabricae majoris ecclesiae Eboracensis a parte non parente 
ordinationi, diffinitioni nostrae, seu statute, vel eidem fraudulenter 
obviante, solvendarum ; ad perfectam tranquillitatem, et perpctuam 
rei memoriam, ordinamus, statuimus seu diffinimus, quod praedictum 
assartum communis pastura^ dictis Burgensibus et villatae de Not- 
yngham, sine impedimento vel contradictione dictorum Prions et 
Conventus, vel cujuscunque ab eis causam habentis, remaneat in 
futurum; et quod nullis temporibus imposterum per eosdem redigatur 
in culturam. Et ne dicti Prior et Conventus per banc ordinationem 
nostram nimis laedantur, volumus et statuimus quod Burgenses prae- 
dicti, sive Communitas, praestent et solvant eisdem Priori et Con- 
ventui, pro dampnis suis et expensis, et ut gratantius praemissis 
consentiant, triginta marcas argenti ; solvendas eisdem, vel suo certo 
attornato, in ecclesia Sanctae Mariae Notyngham', videlicet, decem 
libras prae manibus, et alias decem libras terminis subscriptis, scilicet, 
in festo Sancti Petri ad Vincula centum solidos, et in festo Sancti 
Michaelis centum solidos. Res etiam ablatas sive abductas in prae- 
tacta violentia plene restituant sine mora. Promiserunt insuper, in 
virtute sacramenti praestiti, quod super aedificiis dictos Priorem et 
Conventum ex dono Willelmi de la Corner, in municipio Notyng- 
ham', contingentibus, nullam sibi questionem, litem, vel contro- 
versiam, moveri procurabunt : et si contingat (quod absit !) ipsos 
Priorem et Conventum super eisdem aedificiis trahi in placitum per 
quemcunque, auxilium et consilium quod poterunt, sine juris offensa, 
eisdem impendere non postponent. Amici etiam dictae domus de 
Shelford necnon et Prions memorati favorabiles erunt de cetero 
dicti Burgenses, sicut sui benevoli, et similiter, Prior et Conventus 
Burgensibus memoratis ; et occasione contentionis praedictae nullam 
invicem inferent, nee inferri facient, molestiam seu gravamen. Brevia 
autem impetrata in Curia Domini Regis occasione contentionis 
praedictae, Prior et Conventus retrahi procurabunt, sed qui debeant 
sumptus appositos circa retractionem ipsam ^ agnoscere diffinitioni 
nostrae seu statuto, citra festum Paschae faciendo, de consensu 
partium reservamus. Hanc autem ordinationem, diffinitionem, sive 
statutum solempniter recitatum, partes unanimiter approbarunt. Et 

■ pastura,] ' pasture,' 4522. an approximate translation can only be 

^ This sentence is so carelessly con- given. 

structed that it is hardly intelligible, and 



1 271 J RKCORDS OK THE I50R0U(;iI OF NOTTINGHAM. 5 I 

received the oaths of the parties, as is proper, submitting themselves 
purely, spontaneous!}', and absolutely to our ordinance, that they will 
abide by our decision de Jiaut en Ims, and such submissions of the 
parties having been strengthened by writing, as well as the added 
penalty of a hundred pounds of silver to be paid by the party not 
obeying our ordinance, decision, or order, or fraudulently evading it, 
to the fabric of the greater church of York ; for perfect tranquillity, 
and perpetual memory of the matter, we ordain, fix or decide, that 
the said assart shall remain for ever common pasture to the said 
Burgesses and township of Nottingham, without hindrance or con- 
tradiction of the said Prior and Convent, or of any one having cause 
from them ; and that it shall at no time hereafter be brought back 
into culture by them. And lest the said Prior and Convent should 
be too much injured by this our ordinance, we will and order that the 
aforesaid Burgesses, or Community, shall give and pay to the same 
Prior and Convent, for their damages and expenses, and that they 
may the more willingly consent to the premises, thirty marks of 
silver ; to be paid to them, or their certain attorney, in the Church of 
Saint Mary of Nottingham, to wit, ten pounds in hand, and another 
ten pounds at the terms underwritten, that is to say, a hundred 
shillings at the Feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula, and at the feast of 
Saint Michael a hundred shillings. They shall fully restore, \\ithout 
delay, the things carried away or abducted in the aforesaid violence. 
They have also promised, by virtue of an oath taken, that they will 
not procure any plea, action, or controversy to be moved in regard to 
the edifices in the town of Nottingham belonging to the said Prior 
and Convent of the gift of William de la Corner : and if it shall 
happen (would that it may not !) that the said Prior and Convent 
should be impleaded by any one in regard to those edifices, they 
shall not delay to lend them what aid and council they can, 
without injury of their rights. The aforesaid Burgesses shall hence- 
forth be the helpful friends of the said house of Shelford, and also 
of the said Prior, as their well-wishers, and likewise, the Prior and 
Convent of the aforesaid Burgesses ; and by reason of the aforesaid 
contention neither make to the other, or cause to be made, any 
annoyance or grievance. The Prior and Convent shall cause to be 
withdrawn the writs obtained in the Lord King's Court on account 
of the aforesaid contention, but we defer,^ by the consent of the 
parties, announcing, by our decision or order to be made on this side 



52 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. \}2'J- 

ad majorem securitatcm huic scripto, in modum cyrographi confecto, 
una cum sigillo nostro, sigilla sua communia alternatim apponi fece- 
runt Datum apud Notyngham, die Sabbati post festum Sancti 
Hillarii, anno gratiae millesimo ducentesimo septuagesimo, et pon- 
tificatus nostri quinto.^ 4522, 4529. 



y.YA\ .— Third Charter of King Henry III. 
1272, April 14. 

2[H]enricus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et 
Dux Aquitanniae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, 
comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vicecomitibus, praepositis, ministris 
et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, salutcm. Sciatis nos concessisse, 
et hac praesenti carta nostra confirmasse, Burgensibus nostris Not- 
inghamm' quod ipsi et eorum heredes imperpetuum, per totam terram 
et potestatem nostram, habeant banc libertatem, videlicet, quod ipsi, 
vel eorum bona quocumque locorum in potestate nostra inventa, non 
arestentur pro aliquo debito de quo fidejussores aut principales 
debitorcs non extiterint. Conccssimus etiam eisdem Burgensibus 
quod imperpetuum habeant returnum brcvium nostrorum de sum- 
monitionibus scaccarii nostri de omnibus ad burgum nostrum Not- 
ingham' pertinentibus, ita quod nullus vicecomes, aut alius ballivus 
vel minister noster, decetero intromittat se de hujusmodi summoni- 
tionibus aut districtionibus faciendis in praedicto burgo, nisi per de- 
fectum dictorum Burgensium, aut Ballivorum ejusmodi burgi. Ouare 
volumus et firmiter praecipimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod 
praedicti Burgenses et eorum heredes imperpetuum habeant libertates 
praedictas, sicut praedictum est. Et prohibemus, super forisfacturam 
nostram decem librarum, ne quis eos contra libertates illas in aliquo 
injuste vexet, disturbet, vel inquietet. Hiis testibus : Thoma de 
Clare, Petro de Chaumpvent, Willelmo de Wintreshull, Willelmo 
Belet, Waltero de Burges, Galfrido de Perc}^, Johanne Carbunel, 
Willelmo Arnald, et aliis. Datum per manum nostram apud West- 
monasterium, quartodecimo die Aprilis, anno regni nostri quinqua- 
gesimo sexto. 4158- 

' There are two copies of this award, de la Corner. No. 4522 is an exemphfica- 

and it is referred to by Wm. Gregory in tion under the seal of Archbishop Rother- 

his notes of the contents of the Red Book ham, dated September 9, 1484, in the 

(4771, f. 6d). No. 4529 is a simple copy principal chamber in the dwelling house of 

of this award, and of the charter of Wm John Hunt, of Nottingham. The award is 



12/2] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 53 

of the feast of Easter, who shall defray the costs expended upon the 
withdrawal. The parties have unanimously approved this ordinance, 
decision, or order, having been solemnly recited. And for greater 
security they have caused their common seals to be alternately 
placed, together with our's, to this writing made in the manner of a 
chirograph. Given at Nottingham, on Saturday after the feast of 
Saint Hilary, in the year of grace one thousand two hundred and 
seventy, and in the fifth year of our pontificate.^ 4522, 4529- 

XXW. — Third Charter of King Henry III. 
12/2, April 14. 
2 Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
and Duke of Aquitaine, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, 
earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, reeves, ministers and all his bailiffs 
and faithful subjects, greeting. Know ye that we have granted, and 
by this our present charter have confirmed, to our Burgesses of 
Nottingham that they and their heirs shall have for ever, throughout 
our whole land and jurisdiction, this libeety, to wit, that they, or 
their goods found in whatsoever place in our jurisdiction, shall not 
be arrested for any debt of which they are not the pledges or prin- 
cipal debtors. We have also granted to the same Burgesses that 
they shall have for ever the return of our writs of summons of our 
exchequer of all things relating to our borough of Nottingham, so 
that no sheriff, or other our bailiff or minister, shall henceforth inter- 
meddle with making such summonses or distraints in the aforesaid 
borough, unless through the default of the said Burgesses, or the 
Bailiffs of the same borough. Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin 
for us and our heirs, that the aforesaid Burgesses and their heirs for 
ever shall have the aforesaid liberties, as is aforesaid. And we forbid, 
under penalty of forfeiture to us of ten pounds, any one from vexing, 
disturbing, or disquieting them in aught against these liberties. 
These being witnesses : Thomas de Clare, Peter de Chaumpvent, 
William de Wintershill, William Belet, Walter de Burges, Geoffrey 
de Percy, John Carbunel, William Arnold, and others. Given by our 
hand at Westminster, the fourteenth day of April, in the fifty-sixth 
year of our reign. 4^S^- 

not entered in the Register of Archbishop ' This is little more than a recital of the 

Giflard, by whom it was made. second charter (No. XX.). 



S4 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1279 

XXV. — Agreement betiveen the Burgesses of Nottingham 
and Derby as to Tolls. 

1279, July 26. 

^ Noverint universi praesens scriptum in modum chirograph! con- 
fectum vis[uri] vel audituri quod, cum quaedam contentiones motae 
assent inter Burgenses Nottingham', ex una parte, et Burgenses 
Derbi[ae], ex altera parte, super quibusdam exactionibus hinc inde 
factis, tarn do thelonio quam de emptione vivorum averiorum seu 
animalium, et quibusdam aliis inferius specificatis : tandem, amicis 
omnibus intervenientibus, de expresso consensu utriusque communi- 
tatis, dictae contentiones quieverunt in hunc modum, in crastino 
Sancti Jacobi Apostoli, anno gratiae millesimo ducentesimo septua- 
gcsimo nono, et anno regni Regis Edvvardi filii Regis Henrici septimo, 
apud Sandiacre ; videlicet, quod dicti Burgenses, tarn Nottingham' 
quam Derb[iae], concesserunt hinc inde, pro se et heredibus et succes- 
soribus suis dc libertatibus praedictorum burgorum, quod qu[icunque] 
illorum burgorum quodcunquc animal sive animalia seu averia quae- 
cunquc infra [liber]tat[es] burgi alterius emerit, venditores dictorum 
animalium seu averiorum coram ballivis dictae libertatis, antequam 
cum dictis animalibus seu averiis eandem libertatem exeat, producet, 
ad theolonium suum inde, si voluerit, solvendum. Et si ita contingat 
quod aliquis hujusmodi venditorum theolonium, per quamcunque 
libertatem quam clamaverit, inde theolonium suum solvere con- 
tempserit, liceat dictis burgi emptoribus hujusmodi animalium seu 
averiorum emptionem suam inde omittere, si voluerint, aut optinere, 
set quod solvant theolonium pro suo venditore, si voluerint, et sibi 
viderint expedirc ; et postca, cum transitum fecerint cum dictis 
animalibus seu averiis per custodes viarum qui vocantur ' Gategeters,' 
aut per alios de libertatc burgi ubi emptio facta fuit qui signa theo- 
lonii pro dictis animalibus seu aver[i]is ab eis exigunt, quieti per 
fidem suam, scilicet, quod steterunt coram ballivis modo praedicto, 
transeant. Et si dicti emptores super hoc per quoscumque de burgo 
praedicto impediti fuerint .... [de] libero transitu suo, aut arestati,^ 
et hoc fideliter convinci poterit, tunc ipsi impeditores de dampnis 
suis, quae occasione hujus impeditionis et arestationis habuerunt, per 
visum virorum fidedignorum utriusque villae satisfaciant. Si enim 
contingat quod aliquis praedictorum burgensium, de quocunque 

' From Greaves' papers. - oir/vj/a//,] 'arrestata,' MS. 



1279] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 55 

XXV.— Agreement betiveen the Burgesses of Nottingham 

and Derby as to Toils. 

1279, July 26. 

I Know all men seeing or hearing this present writing made in 
the manner of a chirograph that, whereas certain contentions have 
arisen between the Burgesses of Nottingham on the one part, and the 
Burgesses of Derby on the other part, as to certain exactions made 
on one side or the other, as well as by toll as by the cmption of live 
cattle or animals, and certain other things set out below : the said 
contentions have been at length allayed, by the intervention of all 
friends, with the express consent of both communities, in this manner, 
on the morrow of Saint James the Apostle, in the year of grace one 
thousand two hundred and seventy nine, and in the seventh year of 
the reign of King Edward the son of King Henry, at Sandiacre ; to 
wit, that the said Burgesses, both of Nottingham and of Derby, have 
granted henceforth, for them and their heirs and successors of the 
liberties of the aforesaid boroughs, that whosoever of those boroughs 
shall buy any animal or animals or cattle whatsoever within the 
liberties of the other borough, he shall bring the sellers of the said 
animals or cattle before the bailiffs of the said liberty, before he 
shall go out of the same liberty with the said animals or cattle, to 
pay thereon their toll, if he desire it. And in case it shall happen 
that any of these sellers, by reason of whatsoever liberty he may 
claim, shall refuse to pay thereon his toll, it shall be permitted to 
the said buyers of the borough to cancel their purchase of such 
animals or cattle, if they will, or to adhere to it, but they shall 
pay the toll for their seller if they will, and if it .shall seem ex- 
pedient to them ; and afterwards when they make their passage 
with the said animals or cattle through the waywardens who are 
called ' Gategeters,' or through others of the liberty of the borough 
where the purchase was made, who take sign of the toll for the 
said animals or cattle from them, they shall pass through quietly 
on their oath, to wit, that they have appeared before the bailiffs 
in the manner aforesaid. And if the said buyers shall be here- 
upon impeded of their free passage by any of the aforesaid borough, 
or shall be arrested, and this can be honestly proven, then they 
who have impeded them shall satisfy them, by the supervision of 
trustworthy men of both towns, of their damages which they have 



56 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1284 

burgo pracdicto fuerit, vol ejus serviens, aliqua hujusmodi animalia 
seu averia praedicta, alia quam sua propria, in dcccptione theolonii, 
asportando per se, vel cum averiis suis propriis, extra libertatem 
praedictam fugare praesumpserit, et de hoc fideliter convinci poterit, 
tunc dabit idem transgressor duos solldos [dc] misericordia ballivis 
quibus ita transgressus est, pro transgressione praedicta, et nichil- 
ominus praedicta averia seu animalia arestentur quousque dictis 
ballivis de theolonio et transgressione satisfactum fuerit competenter ; 
et si aliquis serviens praedictus de hujus[modi] transgressione con- 
victus, minus sufficicns inventus fuerit ad dictos duos solidos sol- 
vendos, tunc dominus suus de dictis ijs., in quantum merces sua 
cxtendit, pro ipso^ dictis ballivis respondeat, et ctiam ipsum ser- 
vientem a servitio suo dum tamen aliquid de dictis ijs. a retro fuerit 
amoveat, nee cum alio burgense^ in servitio moratur quousque dictis 
ballivis de dicta injuria plenarie fuerit satisfactum, et si extunc secum 

habere voluerit, vel aliquis alius burgensium utriusquc villae ^ 

4770, p. 62. 



XXWl.— Charter of King Edzcard I. 
1283-4, February 12. 

■^ Rex archiepiscopis, et cetera, salutem. Cum nos, ob ccrtas 
transgressiones quas Burgenses et Communitas villae nostrae Noting- 
ham' fecerant ex fiducia libertatum suarum, eandem villam, cum 
omnibus libertatibus ad ipsam spectantibus, ceperimus, et per trien- 
nium et amplius detinuerimus in manu nostra, volentes eisdcm Bur- 
gensibus et Communitati gratiam facere specialem, eandem villam, 
cum omnibus libertatibus quas Burgenses et homines ipsius villae 
per cartas progenitorum nostrorum regum Angliae prius habuerunt, 
restituimus eisdem ; concedendo, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod 
iidem Burgenses et Communitas omnibus eisdem libertatibus eodem 

' ipso,'] 'ipsis,' MS. ■* The original of this charter is lost. 

' btirgense,'] 'burgo,' MS. The above text is printed from the enrol- 

3 Part of this extract is wanting, a few ment upon the Charter Rolls, 
pages being missing from Greaves' papers. 



1284] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 57 

received b}- reason of tliis hindrance and arrest. But if it shall 
happen that any of the aforesaid burgesses, of whichever of the 
aforesaid boroughs he may be, or his servant, shall presume to fly 
beyond the liberty aforesaid, carrying away any such animals or 
cattle aforesaid, other than his own, by themselves or with his own 
cattle, in deceit of the toll, and this can be surely proven, the same 
transgressor shall then give two shillings by way of amercement to 
the bailiffs against whom he has transgressed for the aforesaid trans- 
gression, and the aforesaid animals or cattle shall be nevertheless 
arrested until the said bailiffs shall be fully satisfied of the toll and 
transgression ; and if any servant aforesaid convicted of such trans- 
gression shall not be found sufficient to pay the said two shillings, 
then his lord shall answer for him to the said bailiffs for the said two 
shillings for as much as his wages will cover, and shall also remove 
the same servant from his service as long as aught of the said two 
shillings shall be in arrear, nor shall he stay with any other burgess 
in service until the said bailiffs shall be fully satisfied of the said 
injury, and if he will thereafter have him with him, or any other 
burgess of either town ^ 47/0, p. 62. 



y.Y.W.— Charter of King Edward I. 
1283-4, February 12. 

"^The King to his archbishops, et cetera, greeting. Whereas we, 
on account of certain transgressions which the Burgesses and Com- 
munity of our town of Nottingham had committed out of confidence 
in their liberties, have taken the same town, with all liberties per- 
taining to it, and have detained it in our hands for three years and 
more, wishing to show the same Burgesses and Community special 
grace, we restore to them the same town, with all the liberties which 
the Burgesses and men of that town had before by the charters of 
our progenitors kings of England ; granting, for us and our heirs, 
that the same Burgesses and Community may enjoy and use all the 
same liberties for ever in the same manner as at the time of the 
taking of the aforesaid town into our hands they reasonably used 
them, according to the tenor of the aforesaid charters : on condition 
that they and their successors render from the same town to us and 



58 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1284 

modo decetero gaudeant ct utantur quo tempore captionis villae 
praedictae in manum nostram eis, juxta tenorem cartarum prae- 
dictarum, rationabiliter utebantur : ita quod ipsi et eorum successores 
reddant de eadem villa nobis et heredibus nostris singulis annis, ad 
scaccarium nostrum, quinquaginta et duas libras, in forma qua prius 
eas inde nobis reddere consueverunt, et quod octo libras de incre- 
mento nobis et heredibus nostris inde nichilominus reddant annuatim. 
Et ad relevationem status Burgensium et aliorum hominum ejusdem 
villae, concessimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod ipsi decetero 
habeant in eadem villa unum majorem de se ipsis, quem, congregatis 
burgensibus utriusque burgi ejusdem villae singulis annis in festo 
Sancti Michaelis, unanimi consensu et voluntate eligant, ut praesit 
ballivis et aliis de eadem villa in omnibus quae ^ pertinent ad utriusque 
burgi ejusdem villae regimen et juvamen, et quod statim, eadem 
electione facta, eligant unum Ballivum de uno burgo et alium de 
alio burgo, pro diversitatc consuetudinum in eisdem burgis habit- 
arum, qui ea quae pertinent ad ofificium suum exequantur. Et quod 
ipsi et eorum successores, praeter feriam suam per octo dies ad 
festum Sancti Matthaei Apostoli durantem, habeant imperpetuum 
unam aliam feriam in eadem villa singulis annis per quindecim dies 
duraturam, videlicet, in vigilia, in die, et in crastino festi Sancti 
Edmundi Regis et Martiris, et per duodecim dies sequentes, nisi 
feria ilia sit ad nocumentum vicinarum feriarum. Quare volumus et 
firmiter praecipimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod praedicti 
Burgenses et homines, et eorum successores, praeter feriam suam per 
octo dies ad festum Sancti Matthaei Apostoli durantem, habeant 
imperpetuum unam aliam feriam in eadem villa singulis annis per 
quindecim dies duraturam, videlicet, in vigilia, in die, et in crastino 
festi Sancti Edmundi Regis et Martiris, et per duodecim dies 
sequentes, cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad 
hujusmodi feriam pertinentibus, nisi feria ilia sit ad nocumentum 
vicinarum feriarum, sicut praedictum est. Hiis testibus : venera- 
bilibus patribus R[oberto] Bathoniensi et Wellensi, et A[ntonio] 
Dunolmensi, Episcopis, Thoma de Clare, Ottone de Grandisono, 
Johanne de Vescy, Roberto Tibetot, Roberto filio Johannis, et aliis. 
Datum lit supra [i.e., ' Datum per manum nostram apud Lincoln, 
xij. die Februarii ']. Rot. Chartarum, 12 Ed. I., No. 51. 

' fuae,] 'qui,' MS. 



1284] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 59 

our heirs each year, at our exchequer, fifty-two pounds, in the form 
in which they were before accustomed to render them to us therefore, 
and that they render annually therefore notwithstanding to us and 
our heirs eight pounds by way of increment. And we have granted, 
for us and our heirs, for the alleviation of the estate of the Burgesses 
and other men of the same town, that they shall henceforth have in 
the same town a mayor from amongst themselves, whom, the bur- 
gesses of both boroughs of the same town being assembled each 
year in the feast of Saint Michael, they shall elect with unanimous 
consent and will, to be set over the bailiffs and others of the same 
borough in everything pertaining to the government and advantage 
of the same town, and that they shall at once, the same election 
having been made, elect one bailiff of one borough and another for 
the other borough, on account of the diversity of customs existing in 
the same boroughs, who shall execute those things which pertain to 
their office. And that they and their successors, besides their fair 
lasting for eight days at the feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle, shall 
have for ever one other fair in the same town each year to endure for 
fifteen days, that is to say, on the eve, the day, and the morrow of the 
feast of Saint Edmund the King and Martyr, and for the twelve days 
following, unless this fair shall be to the damage of neighbouring 
fairs. Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin, for ourselves and our 
heirs, that the aforesaid Burgesses and men and their successors, 
besides their fair lasting for eight days at the feast of Saint Matthew 
the Apostle, shall have for ever one other fair in the same town every 
year to endure for fifteen days, to wit, on the eve, the day, and the 
morrow of the feast of Saint Edmund the King and IMartyr, and for 
the twelve days following, with all liberties and free customs per- 
taining to such a fair, unless this fair shall be to the damage of 
neighbouring fairs, as is aforesaid. These being witnesses : the 
venerable fathers Robert, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and Antony, 
Bishop of Durham, Thomas de Clare, Otto de Grandison, John 
de Vescy, Robert Tibetot, Robert Fitz-John, and others. Given as 
above [z.e., 'Given by our hand at Lincoln, on the 12th day of 
February']. Rot. Chartarum, 12 Ed. I., No. 51. 



6o 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



[1300 



XXVII. — Agreement betiveen the Prior of Lento n and the 
Burgesses regarding Lenten Fair. 

[eirea 1300?] 

^ Noverint universi Christi fideles^ prae.sens scriptum visuri vel 
audituri quod, cum contcntio esset mota inter^ Priorem et Con- 
vcntum de Lenton, ex una parte, et Majorem et Burgcnses do Not- 
tingham, ex altera, super feria dc Lenton, in quibusdam libertatibus 
ad ipsam fcriam pcrtincntibus, tandem, mcdiantibus viris discretis, 
dicta contcntio inter cos amicabiliter conquievit"^ in hunc modum : 
videlicet, quod dicti Prior et Conventus, unanimi assensu et communi 
consilio Capituli-^ sui, relaxaverunt et quietum clamaverunt Majori et 
Burgensibus^ Nottingham', et corum hcredibus, quatuor dies de in- 
cremento^ de feria sua de Lenton, quos Dominus Henricus Rex 
Angliae, filius Regis Johannis, eis concessit, et carta sua confirmavit : 
ita quod ipsi Prior et Conventus, et succcssorcs sui, non habebunt 
feriam nisi per octo dies plenarie completos, et incipiet^ feria vigilia 
Sancti Martini, et durabit a mane cjusdem diei usque ad finem 
octavae dici. Concesserunt etiam bona fide, pro se et successoribus 
suis, quod nequc ipsi, nequc successores sui, de cetero facient ullam 
impetitionem versus Dominum Regem, neque versus aliquem homi- 
nem, ad impetrandum^ aHquos dies, ultra octo dies, ad augmentum 
feriae suae, ad nocumcntum et detrimentum Majoris et Burgensium 
Nottingham', vel hercdum suorum. Praeterea praedicti Prior et 
Conventus concesserunt, pro se et successoribus suis, dictis Majori et 
Burgensibus Nottingham', quod mercatores pannorum, apothecarii, 
pellarii, et mercenarii de communitate villae,i° qui seldas locare 
voluerint in feria dc Lenton, dabunt pro qualibet selda cooperta de 
coopertura Prioris, vel de coopertura sua propria, xijd., dum feria 
durav[er]it, et quilibet eorum, secundum condicionem suam, habebit 
seldam inter alios extraneos mercatores, videlicet, meliores inter 



' There are two copies of this agree- 
ment, the original not being preserved. One 
(A) was copied out of the Red Book of the 
Corporation in 1646 by William Flamsteed, 
then Town Clerk, and Arthur Rickards 
(whom Thoroton, p. 499, describes as 
' Councillor at Law '). It is signed at the 
bottom by them as follows : ' Vera Copia 
Compositionis prout intratur in libro Re- 
cord. Villae Nott., cl cxaminata, i Febr. 



1646, per nos, Willm. Flamsteed, Arthur 
Rickards." The other copy (B) is among 
Greaves' papers, p. 50, s^c/. It is also 
referred to in Will. Gregory's ' Noates of 
the Contentes of the Redd Book ' (No. 
4771, fo. 6d.). He gives the date 'in die 
Sancti Edwardi apud Nott.,' that is, No- 
vember 20, but he mentions no year as he 
invariably does when one existed in his 
original. 



1300J RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 6 1 

XXVII. — Agyccuicnt bctivcen the Prior of Lento n and the 
Burgesses regarding Lenton Fair. 

\circa 1300?] 

I Let all the faithful of Christ seeing or hearing the present writing 
know that, whereas contention had arisen between the Prior and Con- 
vent of Lenton, on the one part, and the Mayor and Burgesses of 
Nottingham, on the other, in regard to the fair of Lenton, in certain 
liberties pertaining to that fair, the said contention between them is 
at length, through the mediation of discreet men, amicably settled in 
this wise : to wit, that the said Prior and Convent, by the unanimous 
assent and common counsel of their Chapter, have released and quit- 
claimed to the Mayor and Burgesses of Nottingham, and their heirs, 
four days of the increment of their fair of Lenton, which the Lord 
Henry King of England, son of King John, granted to them, and by 
his charter confirmed : so that the said Prior and Convent, and their 
successors, shall not hold the fair except for eight days fully com- 
plete, and the fair shall begin on the eve of Saint Martin, and shall 
endure from the morning of the same day until the end of the eighth 
day. They have also granted in good faith, for them and their 
successors, that neither they, nor their successors, shall hereafter 
make any petition towards the Lord King, nor towards any other 
man, to obtain any days, beyond the eight days, for the augmentation 
of their fair, to the damage and detriment of the Mayor and Bur- 
gesses of Nottingham, or of their heirs. Moreover, the aforesaid 
Prior and Convent have granted, for them and their successors, to 
the said Mayor and Burgesses of Nottingham, that cloth merchants, 
apothecaries, pilchers, and mercers of the community of the town, 
who wish to hire booths in the fair of Lenton, shall give for each 
booth covered with the covering of the Prior, or of their own proper 
covering, I2d., for as long as the fair lasts, and each of them, 
according to his condition, shall have a booth amongst the other 



' Jideles,] ' fidelibus,' A. ' impetrandiim,'] ' impctend.,' A; 'im- 

3 inter,'] 'in,' B. petiund,' B. 

* conquitrjit,] ' conquievat,' A. '° de commiinitate vil/ae,'] these words 

5 cap/tuli,'] ' capilali,' A. follow after 'Nottingham' in both copies. 

' 3«;-^^««'^?«,] 'burgenscs,' A. They were probably interlined, and the 

' incremeiito^ 'incro.,'A; 'niiro.,' B caret omitted in the Red Book, and were 

('numero' in marr;.). hence read in a wrong place. 
' jncipiet,] 'incipit,' A, B, 



62 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAxM. [13OO 

meliores, et medii inter medios, minores inter minores, exceptis ven- 
dentibus de ' Blakkes ' et de pannis consuetis, et quilibet eorum dabit 
viijd., pro selda cooperta de coopertura sua propria, vel disco- 
operta. Et omnes alii qui selda[s] locare voluerint, dabunt pro 
qualibet selda viijd., exceptis venditoribus ferri, et quilibet eorum qui 
seldam locare voluerit et terrain appropriet,^ dabit pro selda iiijd., et 
si non appropriet^ terram quilibet eorum dabit ijd. : ita tamen quod 
allutarii et sutores qui terram non appropriant,^ erunt quieti de 
estallis coopertis et discoopertis, et ex omni actione ad estallagium 
pertinente.3 Et sciendum est quod quaclibef^ selda erit de mensura 
viij. pedum in longitudine, et viij. pedum in latitudine ; salvis eisdem 
mercatoribus appenticiis, sicut aliis mercatoribus extraneis. Ita 
tamen quod nuUus mercatorum praedictorum, cujuscunque con- 
dicionis fuerit, aliqua locatione seu solutione interveniente, seldam 
vel seldas, stallam vel stallas, ad opus alicujus extranei, nisi ad opus 
suum proprium, locare praesumat, nee bona aliena in dictis seldis vel 
stallis nisi ad commodum suum proprium, vel ad opus alicujus mer- 
catoris Nottingham', vendat. Et si compertum fuerit quod aliquis 
praedictorum mercatorum, alio modo quam ut praedictum est, vendat 
seu locaverit, liceat custodi feriae dictum vel dictos mercatorem vel 
mercatores extraneos, cum bonis in dictis seldis inventis, amovere 
quousque satisfecerint de collusione.^ Et si quis mercatorum prae- 
dictorum necesse habuerit de pluribus seldis quam de una, habeat 
pretio^ praenominato, et secundum mensuram praedictam, dando ad 
majus majus et ad minus minus, in forma praedicta. Concedunt 
etiam dicti Prior et Conventus quod a[ntedi]cti'' mercatores qui 
stallas 8 locare voluerint, et terram non appropriant, dabunt pro 
stalla^ decetero ijd., sicut hactenus dare consueverant. Et si qui 
sinti° pauperes, qui pro stallis suis temporibus retroactis nihil dare 
consueverunt, de cetero sint^° quieti de hujusmodi stallagio. Et 
universi de Nottingham ementes et vendentes coria tannata vel pel- 
losa, sive pelles, cujuscunque manerii, tam siccas quam recentes," 
et omnes de Nottingham transeuntes per Lenton tempore feriae cum 
bigis, plaustris, et sumagiis, erunt quieti de tholneto et omni con- 
suetudine. Pro hac autem quietatione concesserunt dicti Major et 

^ appropriet,^ ' appropreat,' B; ' ap- " ^//at-ZZ/v/,] ' quilibet,' A, B. 

proeat,' A (possibly for appniat). s collitsione,^ ' ...llisione,' A. 

^ appropriant, 'I 'approiant,' A. 6 pretio,'\ 'pretiae,' A. 

3 pertinente,^ ' pertinens/ A. 7 antedidi,'] torn in A ; left blank in B, 



1300] RECORDS OK THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 63 

Stranger merchants, to wit, the best amongst the best, and the middle 
class amongst the middle class, the smaller amongst the smaller, 
excepting those selling ' Blacks ' and accustomed cloths, and each of 
them shall give 8d. for a booth covered with their own proper cover- 
ing, or not covered. And all others who may desire to hire booths 
shall give for every booth 8d., excepting those selling iron, and each 
of them who may desire to hire a booth and occupy land, shall give 
for the booth 4d., and if he do not occupy land, each of them shall 
give 2d. : so that tanners and shoemakers who do not occupy land, 
shall be quit of covered and uncovered stalls, and from all action 
pertaining to stallage. And be it known that each booth shall be of 
the measure of 8 feet in length, and 8 feet in breadth ; saving to the 
same merchants the appenticia, as to other stranger merchants. Pro- 
vided that none of the aforesaid merchants, of whatsoever condition 
he may be, through the medium of any hiring or payment, shall pre- 
sume to hire a booth or booths, stall or stalls, for the use of any 
stranger, but only for his own use, nor shall he sell alien goods in the 
said booths or stalls unless for his own profit, or for the use of any 
Nottingham merchant. And if it shall be found that any one of the 
aforesaid merchants shall sell or hire, in any other way than as above- 
said, the warden of fair shall have power to remove the said stranger 
merchant or merchants, with the goods found in the said booths, until 
they shall satisfy him for the collusion. And if any one of the afore- 
said merchants shall have necessity for more booths than one, he 
shall have [them] at the before-named price, and in accordance with 
the measure aforesaid, giving the better price for the better, and the 
smaller price for the smaller, in form aforesaid. The said Prior and 
Convent grant that the aforesaid merchants who may desire to hire 
stalls, and do not occupy land, shall give henceforth for the stall 
2d., as they have hitherto been used to give. And if there are any 
who are poor, who in past times have been used to give nothing for 
the stalls, they shall be henceforth quit of such stallage. And all 
men of Nottingham buying and selling hides tanned or with the 
hair on, or skins, of whatsoever manner, as well dry as fresh, and 
all from Nottingham passing through Lenton in fair time with carts, 
wagons and pack-horses, shall be quit of toll and all custom. For 
this quittance the said Mayor and Burgesses of Nottingham have 

8 stallas,\ ' Stellas,' A. '° siyit,^ 'sunt,' A. 

« stalla,'\ 'Stella,' A. " recenles,\ ' recentas,' A 



64 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l300 

Burgenses Nottingham' dictis Priori et Conventui cle Lenton, unam 
fabricam in Foro Sabbati imperpctuum, quam Gilbertus de Beston 
nuper tenuit, ct quam antecessores sui prius^ pracdeccssoribus prae- 
dictorum Prioris et Conventus, per quandam compositionem, assign- 
averunt. Praeterea singuli homines de Nottingham erunt quieti de 
tolneto de omnibus rebus ad victum suum et vestitum pertinentibus, 
set de mercandisa equorum, boum,^ et aliorum animalium et pec- 
corum, dabunt medietatcm tohieti de animahbus in feria de Lenton 
emptis et ahbi ductis ad vendendum ; set de animahbus ibidem 
occisis nihil dabunt. Et dicti Major et Burgenses concesserunt, pro 
se et hcrcdibus suis, quod nuhum mercatum tenebitur infra villam 
Nottingham' quamdiu feria de Lenton duraverit, scihcet, per octo 
dies, de nuHo genere merchandisae,^ nisi infra domus,"* et in ostiis et 
fenestris ; panes et pisces et carnes, et aha victuaha, ct coria, non 
vendentes^ nisi in domibus, ostiis, et fenestris. Et si dicti Prior et 
Conventus, sive eorum baUivi, ahquid invenerint*^ ahbi ad ven- 
dendum, hceat cis, sine contradictione,^ in suam inde facere vohm- 
tatem. Et ipsi Prior et Conventus, et successores sui, sive eorum 
bahivi, recipient tolnctum in Nottingham quamdiu feria duraverit, 
scihcet, per octo dies, de omnibus rebus de quibus tolnctum solet et 
debet recipi ^ secundum consuctudincm fcriae de Lenton, sine con- 
tradictione vel impedimento Majoris ct Burgensium praedictorum, vel 
hefedum suorum, et hoc concedunt quantum in eis est. Pro hac 
autem reccptione tolneti infra burgum Nottingham', quamdiu dicta 
feria duraverit, et pro acquietantia unius dinarii^ quod dicti Prior et 
Conventus dictis Majori et Burgensibus Nottingham' singulis annis 
facere consueverant, reddant^° ipsi et successores sui dictis Majori et 
Burgensibus, et eorum heredibus, xxs. sterlingorum, die Sancti 
Edmundi, apud Nottingham, imperpetuum. Et praedicti Major ct 
Burgenses, et eorum heredes, clamari facient in Nottingham dictam 
feriam de Lenton, ad voluntatem et summonitionem dictorum Prioris 
et Conventus, sive ballivorum suorum, sine difficultate,^^ ut incipiat 
die praenominata, recepta tamen^^ ^b eis plena securitate de dictis 
xxs. eis, sive heredibus eorum, per eos fideliter solvendis, termino 
praenominato. Etiam Major et Burgenses, pro eis et heredibus suis, 

' priits^ 'primo,' B. * ijivcnerint,^ ' invenerunt,' B. 

^ bounijl 'ven.,' B. ^ co7ttradictionc,^^ conXro-diciion^m,' X. 

3 merckatidisae,'] ' merchandiso,' A, B. ® recipi,] 'recepi,' A. 

* domiis,'] 'domos,' A. ' dinarii,] 'dinerii,' B. 

S vendentes,] 'vendentur,' B, 



1300] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 65 

granted to the said Prior and Convent of Lcnton, a building in the 
Saturday Market for ever, which Gilbert de Beeston lately held, and 
which his ancestors in times past assigned, by a certain composition, 
to the predecessors of the aforesaid Prior and Convent. Moreover 
each man of Nottingham shall be quit of toll of all things pertaining 
to his food and clothing, but of the traffic of horses, oxen, and other 
animals and herds, he shall give a moiety of the toll of animals 
bought in the fair of Lenton and led elsewhere to be sold; but he 
shall give nothing for animals there slain. And the said Mayor and 
Burgesses have granted, for them and their successors, that no market 
shall be held within the town of Nottingham so long as the fair of 
Lenton lasts, that is to say, for eight days, of any description of mer- 
chandize, except within houses, and in doors and windows ; not 
selling bread and fish and meat, and other victuals, and leather, 
except in houses, doors, and windows. And if the said Prior and 
Con\-cnt, or their bailiffs, shall find anything elsewhere for sale, they 
shall have power to have their will thereof, without contradiction. 
And the said Prior and Convent, and their successors, or their bailiffs, 
shall receive toll in Nottingham so long as the fair lasts, to wit, for 
eight days, of all things of which toll ought or is used to be received 
according to the custom of the fair of Lenton, without contradiction 
or impediment of the aforesaid Mayor and Burgesses, or their heirs, 
and this they grant as far as in them lies. For this receipt of toll 
within the borough of Nottingham, for so long as the said fair lasts, 
and for the acquittance of a dinner which the said Prior and Convent 
have been used to give to the said Mayor and Burgesses of Notting- 
ham every year, they and their successors shall render to the said 
Mayor and Burgesses, and their heirs, 20s. sterling on the day of 
Saint Edmund, at Nottingham, for ever. And the aforesaid Mayor 
and Burgesses, and their heirs, shall cause the said fair of Lenton to 
be proclaimed in Nottingham, at the will and summons of the said 
Prior and Convent, or their bailiffs, without difficulty, that it shall 
begin on the before-named day, receiving from them nevertheless full 
security for the said 20s., by them, to be faithfully paid to them, or their 
heirs, at the before-named term. Moreover, the Mayor and Burgesses, 
for themselves and their heirs, have promised in good faith that they 
will inviolably observe, and cause to be observed, as far as is in their 

'° reMant,]' redduni,' A, B. '^ rcccpta (ame)t,\ ' rcceptatum,' A; 

" difficu!ta1e,\ ' defecultate,' A. ' recepta tm.,' B. 

E 



66 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1308 

bona fide promiserunt, quod ipsi omnia praedicta pro posse suo 
inviolabiliter observabunt et facient observari. Ut autem ista com- 
positio, tarn ex parte praedictorum Prioris et Conventus de Lenton, 
quam ex parte dictorum Majoris et Burgensium, et heredum suorum, 
perpetuae stabilitatis robur optineat,^ dicti^ Prior et Conventus de 
Lenton parti penes saepe-dictos Majorem ct Burgenses, et heredes 
eorum, residenti sigillum suum communalc apposuerunt ; et dicti 
Major et Burgenses Nottingham' parti penes dictos Priorem et Con- 
ventum de Lenton residenti sigillum Communitatis de Nottingham 
duxerunt apponendum. Et sciendum est quod omnes mercatores de 
villa Nottingham' [qui] estallas veP seldas locare voluerint in feria 
praedicta, stabunt mcliores inter meliores, medii inter medios, minores 
inter minores,'* quilibet secundum condicionem suam, sicut con- 
tinetur ut supra de mercatoribus pannorum, apothecariorum, pellari- 
orum, ct merccnariorum. 4672 ; 4770, p. 50. 



XXVIII. — Presentment by the Decennaries at the Mickletorn. 
1308, April 10.5 

Isolda, filia Roberti Arondel, de Normanton, die Lunae proxime 
post Annuntiationem Beatae Mariae, anno regni Regis Edwardi 
[Secundi] primo,^ infra libertatem villae Notingham' inventa fuit cum 
quadam supertunica et quadam tunica, ct cum quadam zona de serico 
cum argento fallerata, et cum duabus bursis de serico, et cum ij. velis 
de serico ; quare praSsentatum fuit per disenarios ad Magnum Turnum 
quod ilia furata fuit omnia bona antedicta, propter quod illam 
ceperunt et imprisonaverunt. Et ad proximam Curiam, secundum 
consuetudinem praedictae libertatis, ducta fuit in plena Curia, [et 
coram] Coronatoribus et Ballivis dictae libertatis arenata fuit quo- 
modo ad praedicta bona perven[isset], et ilia respondit et dixit quod 
Radulfus le Taverner et Margeria uxor ejus, quorum serviens il[la] 
fuit, omnia praedicta bona sibi accomodaverunt et tradiderunt, et 
super hoc praedictos Radulfum et Margeriam ad wa[rrantum] vocavit. 
Ideo consideratum est quod praedicta Isolda remissa sit ad prisonam 

' optineat,'\ ' opcineat,' A. '' B finishes here with the note 'quia 

^ dicti,'] 'dictus,' B. ut supra.' 

3 zv/,] 'et,' B. 5 This date, as in all other e.xtracts 



1308] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. G^ 

power, everything aforesaid. In order that this composition, as well 
on the part of the aforesaid Prior and Convent of Lenton, as on the 
part of the said Mayor and Burgesses, and their heirs, may obtain the 
strength of perpetual stability, the said Prior and Convent of Lenton 
have set their common seal to the part remaining in the possession 
of the often-named Mayor and Burgesses, and their heirs ; and the 
said Mayor and Burgesses of Nottingham have caused the seal of the 
Community of Nottingham to be affixed to the part remaining with 
the said Prior and Convent of Lenton. And be it known that all 
merchants of the town of Nottingham [who] may wish to hire stalls 
or booths in the aforesaid fair, shall stand the better class amongst 
the better, the middle class amongst the middle, the smaller amongst 
the smaller, each one according to his condition, as is contained as 
above in the case of cloth merchants, apothecaries, pilchers, and 
mercers. 4672 ; 4770, p. 50. 



XXVIII. — Prcsentmcjit by tJit' Deccimarics at the Mickleioni. 
1308, April 10.5 

Isolda, daughter of Robert Arundel, of Normanton, on Monday 
after the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary, in the first year of the 
reign of King Edward [the Second],^ was found within the liberty of 
the town of Nottingham with a supertunic and tunic, and with a belt 
of silk ornamented with silver, and with two purses of silk, and 
with two veils of silk ; wherefore it was presented by the decennaries 
at the Great Tourn that she had stolen all the aforesaid goods, on 
account of which they took her and imprisoned her. And at the 
next Court, according to the custom of the aforesaid liberty, she was 
taken in full Court, and arraigned in the presence of the Coroners 
and Bailiffs of the said liberty as to how she had come to the afore- 
said goods, and she replied and said that Ralph le Taverner and 
Margery his wife, of whom she was a servant, had bestowed and 
delivered to her all the aforesaid goods, and hereupon she called the 
aforesaid Ralph and Margery for warrant. Therefore it is decided 
that the aforesaid Isolda shall be remitted to prison until the next 

from the Court Rolls, is the date of the Roll * April i, 130S. 

upon which the transaction is recorded. 



68 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l309 

usque ad proximam Curiam, et p[raedicti] Radulfus et Margeria sum- 
moneantur quod sint ad proximam Curiam ad illam warrantizandam, 
si illam warrantizare volunt. 1251b., ro. gd. 



XXIX. — Specimen of the Enrolments of Deeds in the 
early Court Rolls. 

1308, November 27. 

Ad istam Curiam venerunt Her\-eu.s le Tavcrnir de Notingham, et 
Cecilia uxor ejus, et recognoverunt sc dedissc Ricardo de Greimston, 
de eadem, quatuor solidatas annui redditus, cum pertinentiis, excuntes 
de toto illo tenemento, cum pertinentiis et aedificiis ibidem constructis, 
quod jacet super Snowedon in Burgo Francisco villae Notingham', 
inter mesuagium quondam Ricardi le Wayte, ex parte occidentali, et 
quamdam vcncllam quae ducit a Fratribus Minoribus usque molen- 
dinos Castri Notingham', ex parte australi : percipiendas annuatim 
per manus nostras, vel per manus cujuscunque praedictum tene- 
mentum tenet, videlicet, duos .solidos ad festum Inventionis Sanctae 
Crucis, et duos solidos ad festum Sancti Martini in Hyeme : habendas 
et tenendas praedicto Ricardo, heredibus vel assignatis suis, imper- 
petuum, prout patct in carta fcoffamenti. 1252, ro. 2d. 



XXX. — Presentment of theft by the Decennaries. 

1308-9, January i. 

Willelmus Soulc et Elena de Danecastre capti fuerunt die Dom- 
inica proximo post festum Sancti Andrcae,i in villa Notingham, 
cum quadam supertunica ; [quare] praesentatum fuit per disinarios de 
Foro Cotidiano quod praedicti Willelmus et Elena furati fuerunt 
dictam supertunicam in domo Matilldae Pophers in Notingham ; et 
ad istam Curiam renati fuerunt per Coronatores quomodo se volunt 
aquietare, et illi dixerunt quod Matillda Pophers dictam supertunicam 
illis^ accomodavit, et non sunt culpabiles de dicto furto, et super hoc 
posuerunt se super sacramentum Johannis de Bothebi, Roberti Nikke- 
sune, Nicholai de Achihvell, Ricardi Broun, Willelmi Baroude, Nicho- 
lai de Gedeling, Radulfi de Esteweyt, Willelmi de Cossale, Galfridi 
Borughman, Johannis de Reneyie, Danieli le Mustardmaker, Roberti 

' Sunday, December i, 1308. ^ illis,'\ 'illos,' ]\IS. 



1309] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 69 

Court, and the aforesaid Ralph and Margery shall be summoned to 
be at the next Court to warrant her, if they are willing to warrant her. 

1251b., ro. 9d. 



XXIX. — Spccinieii of the Enroljiients of Deeds in /he 
early Court Rolls. 

1308, November 27. 

To this Court came Herve le Taverner, of Nottingham, and 
Cecily his wife, and acknowledged that they had given to Richard de 
Greimston, of the same, four shillings of annual rent, with appur- 
tenances, issuing from all that tenement, with appurtenances and 
edifices there constructed, which lies upon Snowedon in the French 
Borough of the town of Nottingham, between the messuage formerly 
belonging to Richard le Wait, on the western side, and a lane which 
leads from the Friars Minor to the mills of the Castle of Nottingham, 
on the south side : to be received yearly by our hands, or by the 
hands of whosoever holds the aforesaid tenement, to wit, two shillings 
at the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, and two shillings at 
the feast of Saint Martin in Winter : to have and to hold to the 
aforesaid Richard, his heirs or assigns, for ever, as appears in the 
charter of feoffment. 1252, ro. 2d. 

XXX. — Presentment of theft by the Decetmaries. 

1308-9, January i. 

William Soule and Ellen de Doncaster were taken on Sunday 
next after the feast of Saint Andrew,^ in the town of Nottingham, 
with a certain supertunic ; wherefore it was presented by the decen- 
naries of the Daily Market that the aforesaid William and Ellen had 
stolen the said supertunic in the house of Matilda Pophers in 
Nottingham ; and at this Court they were arraigned by the Coroners 
as to how they would acquit themselves, and they said that Matilda 
Pophers lent them the said supertunic, and that they are not guilty of 
the said theft, and as to this they placed themselves upon the oath of 
John de Boothby, Robert Nickson, Nicholas de Achilwell, Richard 
Brown, William Baroude, Nicholas de Gedling, Ralph de Eastwood, 
William de Cossal, Geoffrey Boroughman, John de Reneyie, Daniel le 
Mustardmaker, Robert Monyash, and Nicholas Auntrous, who said, 



"JO RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. ['311 

Moniasch, et Nicholai Auntrous, qui dixerunt, super sacramentum 
suum, quod Matillda Pophers accomodavit dictae Elenae dictam 
supertunicam, et quod dicti Willelmus Soule et Elena sunt fideles, 
et non latroncs. Ideo recedant quieti.^ 1252, ro. 3d. 



XXXI. — Appointment of Guardian before the Court. 
1308-9, January 22. 

Ad istam Curiam venit Johannes, filius Rogeri de Henovere, et 
fecit custodem suam Rosam, matrem suam, ad habendum et custo- 
diendum totum ilhid mesuagium, cum pertinentiis, quod Rogerus de 
Henovere, pater praedicti Johannis, in Foro Sabbathi Notinghamiae 
dedit et Icgavit in testamento suo. 1252, ro. 4. 



XXXII. — Right of Kinsjuajt to redeem Property sold by a Relation. 
1 3 10- 1 1, January 20. 

Adam Remay venit et calumpniat unum mesuagium cum per- 
tinentiis in Notingham, quod Henricus Gibsone emit de Petro Remay, 
consanguineo praedicti Adae, et optuHt argentum pro dicto mesu- 
agio datum. Et praedictus Henricus venit, et petit argentum quod 
dedit pro praedicto mesuagio, simul cum custagiis super dictum 
mesuagium positis, secundum consuetudinem villae Notingham.^ Et 
consideratum est quod praedictus Henricus juret quantum argentum 
dedit pro praedicto mesuagio, et quanta custagia posuit super prae- 
dictum mesuagium ; et dictus Henricus jurat, et dicit quod dedit pro 
praedicto mesuagio vj. marcas et xld. Petro Remay, et posuit super 
dictum mesuagium custagia ad valentiam v. marcarum et xxd., et 
petit tantum argentum, secundum consuetudinem villae. Et prae- 
dictus Adam venit, et dicit quod praedictum mesuagium per ipsum 
pejoratur, et non emendatur, per quod custagia habere[t], et de hoc 
petit judicium. 1253, ro. 4. 

' ^;//f/?,] 'quietos,' MS. nearest heirs might lawfully enter into 

^ It was found by a jury, 21 Edward I., such lands and tenements, if they offered to 

that it was a custom in Nottingham that if the purchaser, in the Gild-Hall of the 

a person sold his land in that town, his town, the money which he had given for 



131 l] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. /I 

upon their oath, that Matilda Pophers lent the said tunic to the said 
Ellen, and that the said William Soulc and Ellen are faithful, and 
not thieves. Therefore let them go free. 1252, ro. 3d. 



XXXI. — Appoiiitnieiit of Guardian before the Court. 
1308-9, January 22. 

To this Court came John, son of Roger de Heanor, and made his 
mother Rose his guardian, to have and take charge of all that mes- 
suage, with appurtenances, which Roger de Heanor, father of the 
aforesaid John, gave and bequeathed [to him] by his testament in the 
Saturday Market of Nottingham. 1252, ro. 4. 



XXXII. — Right of Kinsman to redeem Property sold by a Relation. 
1 3 10- 1 1, January 20. 

Adam Remay comes and claims a messuage with appurtenances 
in Nottingham, which Henry Gibson bought of Peter Remay, a kins- 
man of the aforesaid Adam, and offered the money given for the said 
messuage. And the aforesaid Henry comes, and demands the 
money which he gave for the aforesaid messuage, together with the 
costs expended upon the said messuage, according to the custom of 
the town of Nottingham.^ And it is decided that the aforesaid Henry 
shall make oath how much money he gave for the said messuage, 
and what costs he expended upon the aforesaid messuage ; and the 
said Henry swears, and says that he gave for the said messuage 
6 marks and 40d. to Peter Remay, and he laid out upon the said 
messuage costs to the value of 5 marks and 2od., and he demands so 
much money, according to the custom of the town. And the afore- 
said Adam comes, and says that the aforesaid messuage is de- 
teriorated by the same (Henry), and not amended, by which he 
(Adam) will have expence, and of this he demands judgment. 

1253, ro. 4. 

the property, and they were prepared to pay receive the money. — Abbrrciatio Placit- 

it within a year and day after the date of orum, p. 230. 

the sale, even if the purchaser refused to 



72 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [13II 

XXXIIl.— A ssau/t in tlie Week-day Market, etc. 
131 1, April 16. 

Ricardus Joye et Alicia uxor ejus queruntur de Roberto le Taverner, 
eo quod idem Robertus venit, die Jovis proximo post Purificationcm 
Beatae Mariae ultimo praeterito,^ in villa Notingham', ad scldam 
praedictorum Ricardi et Aliciae in Foro Cotidiano Notingham', et 
dictam Aliciam vocavit meretricem et latronem, et postea cepit panes 
in fenestra dictae seldae, et eam percussit, et male tractavit, ct fecit 
Homesokin, ad dampna dictorum Ricardi et Aliciae xx. solidorum, et 
de hoc tendunt sectam. Et praedictus Robertus venit, et defcndit 
vim, etc., et dicit quod de nullo est culpabilis, et hoc vult verificare ; 
et alii similiter. Ideo inquisitio summoneatur. 

Robertus le Taverner queritur de Ricardo Joye et Alicia uxor 
ejus, eo quod ubi praedicta Alicia allocavit de praedicto Roberto 
unam seldam, a festo Purificationis Beatae Mariae anno regni Regis 
Edwardi secundo,^ usque ad terminum duorum annorum proxime 
sequentium, solvendo in qualibct septimana iiijd. ; ibi dicta Alicia 
fecit focum suum ad quamdam parietem de lapide, et eam comburit, 
per quod dicta paries viliter pejoratur, ad dampna dicti Robcrti xs., 
et de hoc tendit sectam. Et praedicti Ricardus et Alicia veniunt, et 
defendunt vim, etc., et dicta Alicia rccognovit dictam allocationem in 
forma praedicta, set dicit quod quando allocavit dictam seldam, ilia 
invenit in dicta selda juxta dictam parietem unum astrum ubi focum 
ante fuerat, et in ilia placea fecit focum suum, et dicit quod nullum 
dampnum fecit, et hoc vult verificare ; et praedictus Robertus sim- 
iliter. Ideo bona inquisitio summoneatur. 1-53, ^'O- 6. 



XXXIV. — Association in aid of S. Mary's Light. 
1311, May 26. 

Robertus Mimot et Johannes de Graham queruntur de Johanne 
de Rasen, Willelmo de Wymondeswol', et Willelmo de Cossale, eo 
quod iidem Johannes, Willelmus, et Willelmus eis injuste fregerunt 
conventionem inter eos factam, et ideo injuste quod, cum convenit 
inter eos, die Veneris in festo Annuntiationis Beatae Mariae, anno 
regni Regis Edwardi patris Regis nunc xxxvto,^ in gardino Fratrum 

' February 4, 1311. 3 March 24, 1307. 

' February 2, 1309. 



131 l] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 73 

XXXlll.—Assa/i// ill the Week-day Market, ete. 
131 1, April 16. 

Richard Joy and Alice his wife complain of Robert le Tavcrncr, 
that the same Robert came, on Thursday next after the Purification 
of Blessed Mary last past/ in the town of Nottingham, to the 
booth of the aforesaid Richard and Alice in the Daily Market, Not- 
tingham, and called the said Alice a harlot and a thief, and after- 
wards took the loaves in the window of the said booth, and struck 
and maltreated her, and committed Hamsoken, to the damage of the 
said Richard and Alice of 20 shillings, and of this they enter suit. 
And the aforesaid Robert comes, and defends the force, etc., and says 
that he is guilty of nothing, and this he will verify ; and the others 
[will do] likewise. Therefore let an inquest be summoned. 

Robert le Taverner complains of Richard Joy and Alice his wife, 
that whereas the said Alice hired from the aforesaid Robert a booth, 
from the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mary in the second 
year of King Edward,^ until the end of two years next following, 
paying every week 4d. ; the said Alice made there her fire against a 
stone wall, and burns it, whereby the said wall is shamefully de- 
teriorated, to the damage of the said Robert of los., and of this he 
enters suit. And the aforesaid Richard and Alice come, and defend 
the force, etc., and the said Alice acknowledged the said hiring in the 
manner aforesaid, but she says that when she hired the said booth, 
she found in the said booth against the said wall a hearth where a 
fire had been before, and in that place she made her fire, and she says 
she committed no damage, and this she will verify ; and the aforesaid 
Robert likewise. Therefore let a good inquest be summoned. 

1253, ro. 6. 

XXXIV. — Association in aid of S. Mary's Light. 
131 1, May 26. 

Robert Mimot and John cle Graham complain of John de Raisen, 
William de Wimeswold, and William de Cossal, that the same John, 
William, and William have unjustly broken an agreement made 
between them, and unjustly because, whereas it was agreed amongst 
them, on Friday the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed 
Mary, in the 35th year of the reign of King Edward the father of the 
present King,^ in the garden of the Friars Carmelite of Nottingham, 
that each of them should give every week throughout the whole of 



74 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1313 

Carmelitarum Notingham', quod unusquisque eoriim in qualibet 
septimana per totum annum proxime sequentem, daret unum de- 
narium ad luminare Beatae Mariae ; ita quod in fine anni quod 
pracdicti Robertus, Johannes de Graham, Johannes de Rasen, Wil- 
Iclmus, et Willchnus vencrunt et computaverunt de dicto argento, et 
invenerunt in qualibet manu eorum quinque solidos, per quod tunc 
ibidem convenit inter cos quod pracdicti Johannes de Rasen, Wil- 
lelmus, et Willelmus habcrcnt praedictum argcntum in mercandisis 
suis, ad commune proficuum pracdicti luminaris, et quod pracdicti 
Robertus et Johannes de Graham audirent in quoHbet anno compo- 
tum de dicto argento cum lucro, et quod ordinaverint praedictum 
argcntum cum lucro ad commune proficuum pracdicti luminaris ; et 
pracdicti Robertus et Johannes de Graham, in quindena Paschae 
ultimo praeterita,^ vencrunt ad praedictos Johannem de Rasen, et 
Willelmum, et Willelmum, et petierunt cos venire ad computandum 
de praedicto argento cum lucro, quod illi poterint ordinare commune 
proficuum praedicto luminari, et illi noluerunt, set injuste conven- 
tionem inter eos factam fregerunt, ad dampna ^ ^xs. ; et de hoc 

tendunt scctam. Et pracdicti Johannes de Rasen, Willelmus, et 
Willelmus veniunt et defendunt vim, etc., et dicunt quod nulla 
talis convention inter eos fuit facta,^ nee eis fregerunt, sicut versus 
eos narraverunt, et sunt ad legem. Plegii de lege : Walterus Hirri, 
Johannes le Greyne. 1253, ro. 7. 

XXXV .—Judgment of the Pillory for theft. 
1 31 2, November 8. 

Johannes, filius Thomae le Chapman, captus est et imprisonatus 
in gaola libertatis Notingham' pro quodam pissce et j. pari sotularium, 
et arenatus est qualiter seipsum voluerit acquietare, et ponit se super 
patriam, quae dicit quod praedictus Johannes furatus [est] praedictos 
piscem et sotularia ; pretii pissis jd., et sotularium ijd. ; et con- 
sideratum est quod dcbeat poni super le pillour[y]. 1254, ro. 3. 

XXXVI. — Action for loss of profit of Lenton Fair. 
1312-13, March 23. 

^Rogerus de Anecastre queritur de Johanne Bully quod idem 
Johannes venit, die Dominica proxima post festum .... ultimo 

' April 25, 131 1. 3 nulla talis convent io,] ' nullam talem 

^ Left blank in ihe original. conventionem, ' jMS. 



13 1 3] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 75 

the year next following, one penny to the liglit of the Blessed Mary : 
so that at the end of the year the aforesaid Robert, John de Graham, 
John de Raisen, William, and William came and made account of the 
said money, and found in each of their hands five shillings, where- 
upon it was then and there agreed between them that the said John 
de Raisen, William, and William should have the aforesaid money in 
their merchandises, to the common profit of the aforesaid light, and 
that the aforesaid Robert and John de Graham should audit every 
year the account of the said money with the profit, and that they 
should ordain the aforesaid money with the profit for the common 
profit of the aforesaid light ; and the aforesaid Robert and John de 
Graham, in the quindene of Easter last past,i came to the aforesaid 
John de Raisen, and William, and William, and desired them to come 
to account for the said money with the profit, that they might ordain 
the common profit to the aforesaid light, and they would not, but 
unjustly broke the agreement made between them, to the damage 
2 of 20S. ; and of this they enter suit. And the aforesaid 
John de Rasen, William, and William come and defend the force, etc., 
and say that no such agreement was made between them, nor did 
they break any, as they have related against them, and they are at 
law. Pledges of the law : Walter Hirri, John le Greyne. 1253, ro. 7. 



XXX\ .—Judgment of the Pillory for theft. 
1 3 1 2, November 8. 

John, son of Thomas le Chapman, was taken and imprisoned in 
the gaol of the liberty of Nottingham for a fish and one pair of shoes, 
and he was arraigned as to how he would acquit himself, and he 
placed himself upon the country, which says that the aforesaid John 
stole the aforesaid fish and shoes; price of the fish id., and of the 
shoes 2d. ; and it is decided that he shall be placed upon the pillory. 

1254, ro. 3. 

XXXVI. — Action for loss of profit of Lento n Fair. 
1312-13, March 23. 

^ Roger de Ancaster makes complaint against John Bully that the 
same John came, on Sunday next after the feast of ... . last past, 

" facta,\ ' factam,' MS. ^ This Roll has suffered somewhat from 

damp, so that part of the writing has faded. 



76 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [iSH 

praeteritum, in nundinis Lenton, ct ibi arrainavit versus dictum Ro- 
gerum .... falsam qucrelam [quod ei] debuit xls., per quam falsam 
querelam catalla dicti Rogeri, videlicet, ollae aeneae^ et alia [bona ad] 
valentiam x. librarum, [capta] fuerunt per ballivum nundinarum, et 
detenta a praedicta die Dominica usque diem Martis proxime se- 
qucntem, quo die dictus Rogerus venit et vadiavit legem suam versus 
dictum Johannem, et promptus fuit ad dictam legem faciendam, et 
dictus Johannes malitiose se retraxit de Curia, et querelam suam 
noluit prosequere : ita quod per falsam querelam dicti Johannis 
dictus Rogerus amisit appruamenta sua nundinarum, ad valentiam Ix. 
solidorum, ad dampna dicti Rogeri xl. solidorum, et de hoc tendit 
sectam. Et praedictus Johannes Bulli venit, per Johannem de 
Edwalton attornatum suum, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod ipse 
est liber homo et de libero statu, et quilibet liber homo potest placi- 
tare ubicumque voluerit, et petit judicium, desicut ipse est liber homo 
et dc libero statu, et quilibet liber homo placitare potest ubicumque 
voluerit, si praedictus Rogerus pro quadam querela quam ipse arrain- 
[averat] versus dictum Rogerum in nundinis Lenton'.^ 1254, ro. 6. 

XXXVIL— 67^^r/t7' of King Eihvard II. 
1 31 3-14, March 16. 

[EJDWARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae, et 
Dux Aquitanniae, archiepiscopi.s, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, 
comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vicecomitibus, praepositis, ministris, 
et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, salutem. Inspeximus cartam con- 
firmationis quam Dominus Hcnricus, quondam Rex Angliae, avus 
noster, fecit Burgensibus de Notingham in haec verba ; ' Henricus, 
Dei Gratia,' [etc., reciting the first charter of Henry III., No. XII.']. 
Inspeximus etiam quandam aliam cartam quam idem avus noster 
fecit eisdem Burgensibus, in haec verba : ' Henricus, Dei Gratia,' [etc., 
reciting second charter of Henry III, A'o. XX.\ Inspeximus insuper 
cartam quam Celebris memoriae Dominus Edwardus, quondam Rex 
Angliae, pater noster, fecit eisdem Burgensibus in haec verba : 
' Edwardus, Dei Gratia,' {reciting charter of Edward /., No. XX VI.]. 
Nos autem, concessiones, confirmationes et restitutionem praedictas 
ratas habentes et gratas, eas pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum 
in nobis est, praefatis Burgensibus et eorum heredibus ac successoribus, 

' ot/ae aencaejl 'ollas aeneas,' MS. 



1 3 14] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. "JJ 

in the fair of Lcnton, and there moved against the said Roger .... 
a false suit [that he] owed [him] 40s., by whicli false suit the chattels 
of the said Roger, to wit, brass pots and other [goods to the] value of 
ten pounds, were [seized] by the bailiff of the fair, and detained from 
the aforesaid Sunday until Tuesday next following, upon which day 
the said Roger came and \\'aged his law against the said John, and 
was prepared to make the said law, and the said John maliciously 
withdrew himself from the Court, and would not prosecute his suit ; so 
that through the false suit of the said John the said Roger lost his 
profits of the fair, to the value of 60s., to the damage of the said 
Roger of 40s., and of this he enters suit. And the aforesaid John 
Bully comes, by John de Edwalton his attorney, and defends the 
force, etc., and says that he is a free man and of free estate, and 
every free man can plead wheresoever he please, and he seeks judg- 
ment, as he is a free man and of free estate, and as every free man can 
plead wheresoever he pleases, if the aforesaid Roger for a certain suit 
which he moved against the said Roger in the fair of Lenton.^ 

1254, ro. 6. 

y.Y.y.NW.— Charter of King Edzvard II. 
1313-14, March 16. 

Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
and Duke of Aquitaine, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, 
earls, barons, justiciaries, sheriffs, reeves, ministers, and all his bailiffs 
and faithful subjects, greeting. We have inspected the charter of 
confirmation which Lord Henry, sometime King of England, our 
grandfather, made to the Burgesses of Nottingham in these words : 
' Henry, by the Grace of God,' [etc., reciting the first charter of 
Henry III.., No. XII\ We have also inspected a certain other 
charter which the same our grandfather made to the same Burgesses 
in these words : ' Henry, by the Grace of God,' {etc., reciting second 
charter of Henry III, No. XX.\ We have also inspected the 
charter which the Lord Edward of famous memory, sometime King 
of England, our father, made to the same Burgesses in these 
words : ' Edward, by the Grace of God,' [etc., reciting the charter of 
Edward /., No. XX VI] We, esteeming the aforesaid grants, con- 
firmations and restitution as valid and acceptable, grant and confirm 

" This entry appears in this unllnished form in the Roll, 



■/8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1314 

Burgensibus ejusdem villae, concedimus et confirmamus, sicut cartae 
praedictae rationabiliter testantur. 

Et insuper concessimus eis, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod, 
licet ipsi vel eorum antecessores, Burgenses ejusdem villae, aliqua vel 
aliquibus libertatum praedictarum hactenus usi non fuerint, ipsi 
tamen et heredes ac successores sui libertatibus illis, et carum qua- 
libet, sine occasione vel impedimento nostri, vel hercdum nostrorum, 
justitiariorum, escaetorum, vicecomitum, aut aliorum ballivorum seu 
ministrorum nostrorum quorumcunque, decetero plene gaudeant et 
utantur. Praeterea, volentes eisdem Burgensibus gratiam facere 
ampliorem, concessimus eis, pro nobis ct heredibus nostris, ad melior- 
ationem praedictae villae nostrae Notingham', et commoditatem Bur- 
gensium nostrorum ejusdem villae, ut eo tranquillius negotiationibus 
suis intendere possint, quod nullus eorum placitet aut implacitetur 
coram nobis, vel heredibus nostris, aut aliquibus justitiariis nostris, 
vel heredum nostrorum, extra burgum praedictum, de terris aut 
tenementis quae sunt in burgo praedicto, seu dc transgressionibus 
aut contractibus, vel aliis quibuscumque, in eodem burgo factis vel 
emergentibus, set omnia hujusmodi placita quae coram nobis, vel 
heredibus nostris, aut aliquibus justitiariis nostris de Banco, vel aliis, 
summoneri contigcrit vel attachiari, extra burgum praedictum placi- 
tanda, coram Majore et Ballivis burgi praedicti, qui pro tempore 
fuerint, infra burgum praedictum placitentur et terminentur, nisi 
placita ilia tangant nos vel heredes nostros, seu Communitatem burgi 
praedicti : et quod non ponantur cum hominibus forinsecis in assisis, 
juratis, aut inquisitionibus aliquibus, quae ratione tenementi, vel 
transgressionum, aut aliorum negotiorum forinsecorum quorumcum- 
que, coram justitiariis aut aliis ministris nostris, vel heredum nos- 
trorum, emerserint faciendae. Nee quod homines forinseci ponantur 
cum ipsis Burgensibus in assisis, juratis, aut inquisitionibus aliquibus, 
quae ratione terrae vel tenementi in eodem burgo existentium, aut 
transgressionum, contractuum, seu aliorum negotiorum intrinsecorum, 
in eodem burgo emerserint capiendae ; set assisae illae, juratae, et 
inquisitiones de hiis quae in dicto burgo fuerint emergentes, per 
Burgenses ejusdem villae, et in eodem burgo solummodo, fiant, nisi res 
ipsae tangant nos, vel heredes nostros, seu Communitatem ejusdem 
burgi. Et insuper, cum Burgenses illi, per cartas praedictas, habeant 
returna brevium nostrorum et summonitionum de scaccario nostro de 
omnibus dictum burgum contingentibus, et quidam ministri nostri, et 



1 3 14] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTINGIIANf. 79 

them for us and our heirs, as far as in us lies, to the aforesaid Bur- 
gesses and their heirs, and successors, Burgesses of the same town, as 
the charters aforesaid reasonably witness. 

And moreover we have granted to them, for ourselves and our heirs, 
that, although they or their ancestors, Burgesses of the same town, 
may not have used up to this time any of the aforesaid liberties, they 
and their heirs and successors may yet henceforth fully enjoy and 
use those liberties, and each of them, without the impediment or 
hindrance of us, or our heirs, or of our justices, escheators, sheriffs, 
or others our bailiffs or ministers whomsoever. Moreover, desiring to 
do a more ample favor to the same Burgesses, we have granted to 
them, for us and our heirs, for the amelioration of our said town of 
Nottingham, and for the advantage of our Burgesses of the same 
town, so that they may the more tranquilly attend to their affairs, 
that none of them shall plead or be impleaded before us, or our heirs, 
or any justices of us, or our heirs, without the aforesaid borough, as to 
lands or tenements which are in the borough aforesaid, or of trans- 
gressions or contracts, or other things whatsoever, done or arising in 
the same borough, but all such pleas which it may happen shall be 
summoned or attached to be pleaded out of the aforesaid borough 
in the presence of us, or our heirs, or any of our justices of Bench, or 
others, .shall be pleaded and determined within the said borough 
before the Mayor and Bailiffs of the aforesaid borough for the time 
being, unless the pleas touch us or our heirs, or the Community of 
the aforesaid borough : and that they shall not be placed with ex- 
traneous men in any assizes, juries, or inquests which may chance to 
be made before our justices or other ministers of us, or our heirs, by 
reason of tenements or trespasses, or other extraneous matters whatso- 
ever. Nor shall extraneous men be placed with the Burgesses in any 
assizes, juries, or inquests, which may chance to be taken in the same 
borough touching lands or tenements lying in the same borough, or 
trespasses, contracts, or other intrinsic matters ; but that assizes, juries, 
and inquests of those things which may be arising in the said borough, 
shall only be made by the Burgesses of the same town, and in the 
same borough, unless the affairs touch us, or our heirs, or the Com- 
munity of the same borough. And moreover, since the Burgesses 
should have, by the aforesaid charters, the return of our writs and 
summons of our exchequer of all things touching the said borough, 
and certain ministers of ours, and of our aforesaid progenitors, have 



So RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [UH 

progenitorum nostrorum praedictorum, nichilominus burgum prae- 
dictum hactcnus pluries sunt ingressi ad districtiones et attachia- 
mcnta ibidem facienda, quae per Ballivos ejusdcm villae fieri deberent: 
concessimus eis, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod nullus vicecomes, 
ballivus, aut alii ministri nostri, vel heredum nostrorum, quicumque 
dictum burgum ingrediantur ad summonitiones, attachiamenta, seu 
districtiones, aut alia officia ibidem facienda, nisi in defectum balli- 
vorum ejusdem villae qui pro tempore erunt. Concedimus etiam 
eisdem Burgensibus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod ipsi, et 
corum heredes ac successores praedicti, de muragio, pavagio, stallagio, 
terragio, kaiagio, lastagio et passagio, per totum rcgnum nostrum et 
totam potestatem nostram, imperpetuum sint quieti. Hiis testibus : 
venerabilibus patribus, Waltero Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi totius 
Angliac Primate, et Waltero Coventrensi et Lych[feldensi] Epis- 
copo, Adomaro dc Valentia Comite Pcmbrochiae, Humfrido de 
Bohun Comite Hcrcfordiae et Essexiae, Hugone le Despencer, 
Willelmo le Latymer, Theobaldo de Verdon, Johanne de Crumbwell', 
Edmundo dc Malo Lacu Scnescallo Hospitii nostri, et aliis. Datum 
per manum nostram apud Westmonasterium, sextodecimo die Martii, 
anno regni nostri septimo. W. Sutton. 

Per finem ducentarum marcarum. 

4160. 

XXXVin.—Seizia-e of Meat by the Mayor. 
1314, November 20. 

Willelmus, filius Matthaei, queritur de Hugone de Claxton' et 
Alicia uxore ejus, quod eadem Alicia venit, die Mercurii in festo 
Sancti Leonardi ultimo praeterito,i in Foro Cotidiano Notingham' 
et vocavit dictum Willelmum falsum hominem, et dixit quod ipse 
vend[idisset] sibi carnes sursemay ; per quod carnes dicti Willemi 
captae fuerunt per Majorem, et detentae quousque deliberatae fuerunt 
per veredictum xij. juratorum, et per quod perdidit venditionem carnis 
suae, et credentiam vicinorum suorum, et [ad] dampnum dicti Will- 
elmi vjs., et de hoc tendit sectam. Et dicti Hugo et Alicia veniunt, 
et defendunt vim, etc., et dicunt quod dicta Alicia de nullo est cul- 
pabilis, et de hoc sunt ad legem praecise de verbo ad verbum. 

1255. ro. 4. 

' November 6, 1320. 



I 3 14] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIN'GHAM. 8 1 

notwithstanding up to this time many times entered the same borough 
to make distresses and attachments there, which ought to have been 
made by the BaiHffs of the same town : we have granted to them, for 
us and our heirs, that no sheriff, baihff, or other ministers whatsoever of 
ours, or our heirs, shall enter the said borough to execute summons, 
attachments, or distresses, or other duties there, unless by default of 
the bailiffs of the same town for the time being. We also grant to 
the same Burgesses, for us and our heirs, that the}', and their heirs 
and successors aforesaid, shall be quit of murage, pavage, stallage, 
terrage, quayage, lastage, and passage, throughout our whole king- 
dom and our whole dominion, for ever. These being witnesses : the 
venerable fathers, Walter Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all 
England, and Walter Bishop of Coventrey and Lichfield, Aymar 
de Valence Earl of Pembroke, Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Here- 
ford and Essex, Hugh le Despencer, William le Latymer, Theobald 
de Verdun, John de Cromwell, Edmund de Mauley Steward of our 
Household, and others. Given by our hands at Westminster, on the 
sixteenth day of March, in the seventh year of our reign. 

W. Sutton. 
By a fine of two hundred marks. 

4160. 



XXXVHL— 5^/^//;'6' of Meat by the Mayor. 
1 3 14, November 20. 

William, son of Matthew, complains of Hugh de Claxton and 
Alice his wife, that the same Alice came, on Wednesday the feast 
of St. Leonard last past,i in the Daily Market of Nottingham, and 
called the said William a false man, and said that he had sold her 
diseased meat ; on account of which the meat of the said William was 
taken by the Mayor, and detained until it was delivered by the ver- 
dict of 12 jurors, and by which he lost the sale of his meat, and the 
credence of his neighbours, and to the damage of the said William of 
6s., and of this he enters suit. And the said Hugh and Alice come, 
and defend the force, etc., and say that the said Alice is guilty of 
nothing, and of this they are at law precisely word for word. 

1255. ro. 4. 



82 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1315 

XXXIX. — Collection of Pontage at Chapel Bar. 
1 3 14- 1 5, January i. 

Willelmus de Batheley queritur clc Willelmo IMetel, quod idem 
Willelmus Metcl venit in villa Notingham' ad barram quae vocatur 
' Chapellebarre,' et arestavit duas carettas cum lingnis sibi donatis per 
Abbatem de la Dale ad focum suum, pro pontagio, ubi nullum pon- 
tagium deberet dari, quousque dictus Willelmus pro dictis carettis 
vadiavit unum par cirotecarum, ad dampna dicti Willelmi de Batheley 
xs., et de hoc tendit sectam. Et pracdictus Willelmus ]\Ietal venit, 
et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod rogavit dictum \\'illclmum de 
Batheley affidare quod nulla mercandisa esset in dictis lignis, et 
ipse noluit, et ideo advocat captionem dicti vadii. Et dictus Willelmus 
Batheley I dicit quod ipse affidavit quod nulla mercandisa fuit in 
dictis lingnis, et hoc vult verificare: et dictus Willelmus Metal dicit 
quod non, et hoc vult verificare, et ipse similiter. Ideo bona in- 
quisitio summoneatur. 1255, ro. 6. 



XL. — Custom of tJic Toiun as to passing P rope j'ty 
of a Married Woman. 

131 5, December 31. 

Philippus Tusard de Notingham attachiatus fuit ad respondendum 
Ceciliae quae fuit uxor Ricardi de Brigeford, dc Notingham, de 
placito captionis catallorum ; et unde dicta Cecilia queritur quod 
idem Philippus, in vigilia Natalis Domini ultimo praeterita, in villa 
Notingham', in domo dictae Ceciliae jacente juxta domum Willelmi 
le Cotiler, cepit duas ollas aereas dictae Ceciliae, pretii xs. [The 
defendant justifies this distress by producing a grant from Richard 
de Bridgeford and his wife the aforesaid Cecily, to the said Philip of 
a rent of 12s. issuing from the said messuage. This grant is dated 
April 23, 1313.] Et praedicta Cecilia dicit quod dictus Philippus 
dictam captionem bonam et justam advocare non potest in hac parte, 
dicit enim quod de communi jure et lege terrae nemo villae Noting- 
ham' tenementum de jure uxoris suae alienare potest nee vendere, 
nee de aliquo redditu honerare, nisi per finem inde levatum in Curia 
Domini Regis, vel uxor examinctur in Curia Notingham' coram 

' Batheley,'\ ' Metal,' MS. 



13 is] records of the borough of NOTTINGHAM. 83 

XXXlX.—ColItrfiou of Pan f age at Chapel Bar. 
1314-15, January i. 

William de Bathlc}- complains of William ^Nlctcl, that the same 
William ^Nletel came in the town of Nottingham to the bar which is 
called ' Chapellebarre,' and arrested two carts with wood given to him 
by the Abbot of Dale for his fire, for pontage, whereas no pontage 
should have been given, until the said William pledged a pair of 
gloves for the said carts, to the damage of the said William de 
Bathley of los., and of this he enters suit. And the aforesaid William 
Metal comes, and defends the force, etc., and says that he asked the 
said William de Bathley to make oath that no merchandise was in 
the said wood, and he would not, and therefore he vindicates the 
taking of the said pledge. And the said William Bathley ^ says that 
he swore that there was no merchandise in the said wood, and this 
he will verify : and the said William Metal denies this, and this he 
will v^erify, and he likewise. Therefore let a good inquest be sum- 
moned. 1255, ro. 6. 

XL. — Custom of the Tozun as to passing Property 
of a Married Woman. 

131 5, December 31. 

Philip Tusard of Nottingham was attached to answer to Cecily 
who was the wife of Richard de Bridgeford, of Nottingham, on a plea 
of the caption of chattels ; and hereupon the said Cecily complains 
that the same Philip, on the eve of the Nativity of the Lord last past, 
in the town of Nottingham, in the house of the said Cecily lying next 
to the house of William le Cotiler, took two brass pots of the said 
Cecily's, of the value of los. [The defendant justifies this distress by 
producing a grant from Richard de Bridgeford and his wife the afore- 
said Cecily, to the said Philip of a rent of 12s. issuing from the said 
messuage. This grant is dated April 23, 13 13.] And the aforesaid 
Cecily says that the said Philip cannot justify the said caption as 
good and just in this particular, for she says that by common right 
and the law of the land no one of the town of Nottingham can 
alienate or sell a tenement of his wife's right, or burden it with a rent, 
except by a fine thereupon levied in the Lord King's Court, or the 
wife being examined in the Court of Nottingham before the Mayor 



84 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1316 

Majore et Ballivis, secundum consuctudinem dictae villae. [The 
defendant admits that the plaintiff was not so examined, and is 
eventuahy placed 'in misericordia ' for an unjust distress.] 

1256, ro. 6d. 

X L I . — Judgment of Death for Theft. 
1 31 5-16, January 14. 

Deliberatio Gaolae. — Gcrvasius Aubrey, dc Wilford, captus fuit 
cum quadam vacca furata in villa Notingham' de Henrico de Gede- 
ling, ad sectam ejusdem Hcnrici, quarc idem Henricus invenit plegios 
de prosequendo, videlicet, Hugonem Dammeson' ct Rogerum le 
Meirman. Et ad istam Curiam praedictus Gervasius arenatus fuit, 
ad sectam praedicti Henrici, de praedicto furto quomodo se vult 
aquietarc, et dicit quod non est culpabilis de praedicto furto, et ponit 
se super bonam inquisitionem : quae quidem inquisitio dicit, super 
sacramentum suum, quod praedictus Gervasius culpabilis est de prae- 
dicto latrocinio. Ideo sus[pendatur]. Et praedictus Henricus reha- 
beat praedictam \-accam. Catalla ipsius Gcrvasii — nulla. 1256, ro. 7d. 



XLH. — Mortgage by the Coniniunity of the rent of the Retford Tolls. 
1 31 5-16, Januar\' 25. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos praesens scriptum pervenerit. 
Major et Communitas Villae Notinghamiae, salutem in Domino. 
Cum nuper concesscrimus et ad terminum dimiserimus Rogero de 
Deneby de Notingham, Hugoni de Woloton', Ricardo de Gremiston, 
Ricardo le Boustringer, Johanni le Colier, Willelmo de Stowe, Ro- 
berto de Henovere, Alano de Gonwordby, Radulfo Stoyle, Henrico 
Lemeryng, Willelmo Schoter, Laurentio le Parmenter, Rogero le 
Boustringer, Willelmo de Clifton, Eliae le Ku, Laurentio le Spicer, 
Henrico de Woloton, Johanni Bully, Thomae de Edwalton, Willelmo 
Picart, Ricardo de Brokelstowe, Johanni de Cobeleye, Willelmo de 
Strelleye, Henrico Darel, Henrico de Chadisdeyn, Andreae Luterel, 
Henrico de Langer, Philippo Tusard, Ricardo de Chillewell', Roberto 
Daft, Johanni de Brigeford, Johanni de Biston, Sampsoni le Mercer, 
Nicholao de Schelford, Roberto Ingram, Radulfo de Lokinton, Wil- 



1316] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 85 

and Bailiffs, according to tlie custom of the said town. [The de- 
fendant admits that the plaintiff was not so examined, and is 
eventually placed 'in misericordia' for an unjust distress.] 

1256, ro. 66. 



X L \.—Judginciit of Death for Theft. 
131 5-16, January 14. 

Gaol Delivery. — Gervase Aubrey, of Wilford, was captured in the 
town of Nottingham with a cow stolen from Henry de Gedling, at 
the suit of the same Henry, whereupon the same Henry found 
pledges for prosecuting, to wit, Hugh Damson and Roger le Meir- 
man. And at this Court the aforesaid Gervase was arraigned, at the 
suit of the aforesaid Henry, of the aforesaid theft in what manner he 
will acquit himself, and he says that he is not guilty of the aforesaid 
theft, and he places himself upon a good inquest : which inquest 
says upon their oath that the aforesaid Gervase is guilty of the afore- 
said larceny. Therefore let him be hung. And the aforesaid Henry 
shall have the aforesaid cow back again. Chattels of the same 
Gervase — none. 1256, ro. /d. 



XLH. — Mortgage by the Coiinnunity of the rent of the Retford Tolls. 
1315-16, January 25. 

To all the faithful of Christ to whom the present writing shall 
come, the Mayor and Community of the Town of Nottingham, 
greeting in the Lord. Whereas we have lately granted and demised 
at term to Roger de Deneby of Nottingham, Hugh de Wollaton, 
Richard de Gremiston, Richard le Boustringer, John le Colier, 
William de Stow, Robert de Heanor, Alan de Gonwordby, Ralph 
Stoyle, Henry Lemeryng, William Schoter, Laurence le Parmenter, 
Roger le Boustringer, William de Clifton, Elias le Ku, Laurence le 
Spicer, Henry de Wollaton, John Bully, Thomas de Edwalton, 
William Picard, Richard de Broxstowc, John de Cobelcy, William de 
Strclley, Henry Darcl, Henry de Chaddesden, Andrew Luterel, 
Henry dc Langar, Philip Tusard, Richard de Chillwcll, Robert Daft, 
John de Bridgeford, John de Biston, Sampson le Mercer, Nicholas 
de Shelford, Robert Ingram, Ralph de Lokinton, William de Mex- 



S6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1316 

Iclmo de Mekisburg', Waltero Hoch, Roberto le Carter, Waltero de 
Lincoln, Roberto Colinknave, Willelmo de Torlaton, Roberto le 
Bulter, Roberto le Bucked, Henrico de Belton, Willelmo Godinowe, 
Johanni de Amyas, Willelmo Fykeys, Simoni Poinge, Adae Botild, 
Roberto Attesee, Hamoni le Tavcrner, Johanni de Grantham, Wal- 
tero Hirry, Roberto Pecock, Galfrido Allewyn, Johanni de Ordesale, 
Willelmo de la Wolde, et Johanni Dun, dc Notingham, viginti et 
quinque marcas annul redditus in quibus Burgenses villae de Retford 
nobis tenentur per annum, pro tolneto cujusdam pontis qui vocatur 
' Mirielbrigge,' percipiendas annuatim per manus dictorum Bur- 
gensium de Retford, videlicet, ad festum Sancti Michaelis decem 
marcas, ad festum Natalis Domini quinque marcas, et ad festum 
Paschae decem marcas, tenendas sibi, heredibus vel assignatis suis, a 
festo Pentecostes, anno regni Regis Edwardi filii Regis Edwardi sep- 
timo, usque ad tcrminum viginti annorum proxime sequentium plenarie 
completorum : tamen volumus et concedimus, pro nobis et heredibus 
nostris, quod praedicti Rogerus de Deneby, et alii praenominati, et 
heredes vel assignati sui, habeant, teneant, et percipiant praedictum 
redditum viginti et quinque marcarum de eisdem Burgensibus de 
Retford, per unum annum integrum ultra dictum tcrminum prae- 
dictorum viginti annorum plenarie completorum ad terminos supra- 
dictos, videlicet, unusquisque eorum portionem suam prout continetur 
in scriptis eisdem Rogero, et aliis praenominatis, nuper de praedicto 
termino viginti annorum per nos confectis. Et nos, praedicti Major 
et Communitas, et heredes nostri, praedictum redditum viginti et 
quinque marcarum percipiendarum per praedictum annum ultra tcr- 
minum praedictorum viginti annorum plenarie completorum, prout 
supradictum est, praedictis Rogero de Deneby, et aliis praenominatis, 
heredibus vel assignatis suis, contra omnes gentes warantizabimus, 
aquietabimus et defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic prae- 
senti scripto sigillum nostrum commune apposuimus. Hiis testibus : 
Roberto de^ Jorce, milite, Willelmo de Dogmanfeld, Ricardo filio 
Galfridi de Stapilford, Willelmo de Gotham, Johanne Pa[s]eys de 
Sutton, et aliis. Datum apud Notingham, die Dominica in festo 
Conversionis Sancti Pauli, anno Domini millesimo tric[entesimo] 
quinto decimo, et anno regni Regis Edwardi filii Regis Edwardi 
nono.2 5536. 

I (A», ['le,' MS. " Fart of the old Borough Seal, shown 

on Flate H., is still hanging to this deed. 



1316] RECORDS OV THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 8/ 

borough, Walter Hoch, Robert le Carter, Walter de Lincoln, Robert 
Colinknave, William de Torlaton, Robert le Bulter, Robert le 
Bucked, Henry de Belton, William Godinow, John de Amyas, 
William Fykeys, Simon Poinge, Adam Botild, Robert Attessee, 
Hamon le Tavcrncr, John de Grantham, Walter Hirry, Robert Pe- 
cock, Geoftrey Allewin, John de Ordsall, William de la Wold, and 
John Dun, of Nottingham, twenty-five marks of annual rent in which 
the Burgesses of the town of Retford are bound to us per annum, for 
the toll of a certain bridge which is called ' Mirielbriggc,' to be 
received annually by the hands of the said Burgesses of Retford, to 
wit, at the feast of Saint Michael ten marks, at the feast of Christmas 
five marks, and at the feast of Easter ten marks, to hold to them, 
their heirs or assigns, from the feast of Whitsuntide in the seventh 
year of the reign of King Edward son of King Edward, to the end of 
twenty years next following fully complete : we now will and grant, 
for us and our heirs, that the aforesaid Roger de Deneby, and the 
others beforenamed, and their heirs or assigns, shall have, hold, and 
receive the aforesaid rent of twenty-five marks of the same Bur- 
gesses of Retford, for one whole year beyond the aforesaid term of 
twenty years fully completed at the terms aforesaid, to wit, each 
of them his portion as is contained in the writings lately made to the 
same Robert, and the others aforesaid, of the aforesaid term of twenty 
years. And we, the aforesaid Mayor and Community, and our heirs, 
will warrant, acquit and defend the aforesaid rent of twenty-five 
marks to be received for the aforesaid year beyond the term of the 
aforesaid twenty years fully completed, as is aforesaid, to the afore- 
said Roger de Deneby, and the others aforesaid, their heirs or assigns, 
against all men. In testimony whereof we have placed to this pre- 
sent writing our common seal. These being witnesses: Robert de^ 
Jorce, knight, William de Dogmanfeld, Richard son of Geoffrey of 
Stapleford, William de Gotham, John Passeys of Sutton, and others. 
Given at Nottingham, on Sunday the feast of the Conversion of Saint 
Paul, in the year of the Lord one thousand three hundred and fifteen, 
and in the ninth year of the reign of King Edward the son of King 
Edvvard.2 5536- 



88 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1316 

X.l.lU.—JudgmciU of Death for Theft. 
1 3 16, June 2. 

Deliberatio Gaolae. — Waltems le Shcphird, de Sallowe, captus 
[est] apud Notingham cum xj. bidentibus furatis in campo de Not- 
ingham, ad scctam Henrici de Wolaton', qui invenit plegios de prose- 
quendo, videlicet, Henricum le Barbour ct Johannem de Walton. Et 
ad istam Curiam praedictus Walterus arenatus fuit, ad sectam prae- 
dicti Henrici, de pracdicto furto quomodo se vult acquietare, et dicit 
quod non est culpabilis de dicto furto, ct super hoc ponit se super 
bonam inquisitionem dictae Curiae, quae quidem inquisitio venit et 
dicit quod praedictus Walterus de praedicto furto culpabilis est. 
Ideo sus[pendatur]. Et praedictus Henricus rchabeat praedictas 
bidcntcs. Catalla ipsius Walteri — nulla. 1256, ro. i/d. 

XLIV. — Carriage of Corn upon the Trent. 
1 3 16, July 28. 

Robertus de le See queritur de Johanne Bully quod, cum idem 
Robertus fuit de libcrtatc villae Notingham', et infra libertatcm satis 
habuit ad distrigendum, venit dictus Johannes, die Mercurii proxima 
post festum Translationis Sancti Thomae ultimo praeteritum,^ apud 
Adbolton' et arrestare fecit navem dicti Roberti, quae allocata fuit de 
Willelmo de Mekisburg pro xxs., ad carianda blada a praedicta villa 
de Adbolton' usque Geynisburgh', videlicet, per duos dies, per quod 
amisit fractagium suum ad valentiam xxs., et praeterea, die Jovis 
proximo sequente, arestarc fecit navem dicti Roberti, quam idem 
Robertus allocavit de quodam Roberto de Eboraco 2 pj-o 

xls., ad cariendum mcrcimonium suum a praedicta villa usque 
Notingham, per quod idem Robertus amisit fractagium dictae navis 
ad valentiam xls., ad dampnum dicti Roberti centum soHdorum, et 
de hoc tendit sectam. Et praedictus Johannes venit, et defendit 
vim, etc., et dicit quod dicta navis fuit in custodia Roberti filii 
Nicholai, de quo idem Johannes allocavit dictam navem ad carianda 
blada a villa Notingham' usque Eboracum, pro quadam summa 
pecuniae quam sibi dare debuit, et quia idem Robertus fregit ei con- 
ventionem inter eos factam de eo quod non cariavit bladum suum per 
dictam navem sicut convenit inter eos, dictus Johannes, sicut liber 
homo et de libero statu, attachiavit quamdam querelam Ballivo de 

' Wednesday, July 7, 13 16. - Blank in oiig. 



13 16] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 89 

XLIII.— y//^4'7//tv// of Death for Theft. 
1 3 16, June 2. 

Gaol Delivery. — Walter le Shepherd, of Sallow, [was] taken at 
Nottingham with 1 1 sheep stolen in the field of Nottingham, at the 
suit of Henry de Wollaton, who found pledges of prosecuting, to wit, 
Henry le Barber and John de Walton. And at this Court the afore- 
said Weaker was arraigned, at the suit of the aforesaid Henry, of the 
aforesaid theft as to how he would acquit himself, and he says that he 
is not guilty of the aforesaid theft, and upon this he places himself 
upon a good inquest of the said Court, which inquest comes and says 
that the aforesaid Walter is guilty of the aforesaid theft. Therefore 
let him be hung. And the aforesaid Henry shall have back again 
the aforesaid sheep. Chattels of the said Walter — none. 

1256, ro. i/d. 

XLIV. — Carriage of Corn upon the Trent. 
1 3 16, July 28. 

Robert de le See makes plaint of John Bully that, whereas the 
said Robert was of the liberty of the town of Nottingham, and had 
sufficient within the liberty to distrain upon, the said John came, on 
Wednesday next after the feast of the Translation of Saint Thomas 
last past, I to Adbolton and caused to be arrested the ship of the said 
Robert, which he hired of William de Mekisburg for 20s., to carry 
corn from the aforesaid vill of Adbolton to Gainsborough, to wit, for 
two days, whereby he lost his freightage to the value of 20s., and 
moreover, on Thursday next following, he caused to be arrested the 
ship of the said Robert, which the said Robert had hired of a certain 
Robert of York 2 for 40s., to carry his merchandise 

from the aforesaid town to Nottingham, whereby the said Robert lost 
the freightage of the said ship to the value of 40s., to the damage of 
the said Robert of a hundred shillings, and upon this he enters suit. 
And the aforesaid John comes, and defends the force, etc., and he 
says that the said ship was in the custody of Robert Fitz-Nicholas, of 
whom the said John hired the said ship to carry corn from the town 
of Nottingham to York, for a certain sum of money which he should 
have given him, and because the said Robert broke the agreement 
made between them inasmuch as he did not carry his corn by the said 
ship as was agreed between them, the said John, as a free man and 
of free estate, attached a plaint with the Bailiff of Adbolton to prose- 



90 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l33I 

Adbolton ad prosequendum versus dictum Robcrtum filium Nicholai 
de placito conventionis fractae, per quod dictus Ballivus arestare 
fecit dictam navem cum catallis dicti Roberti filii Nicholai, quousque 
respondebit dicto Johanni de praedicto placito. Et dictus Robertus 
de le See dicit quod ipse narravit versus dictum Johannem de 
quadam transgressione sibi per praedictum Johannem facta, et 
dictus Johannes narravit de uno contracto inter extraneas personas 
facto, et non respondet ad actionem praedictae transgressionis, et 
petit judicium praesse (?) praedicto Johannc indefenso. 1255, ro. i8d. 



XLV. — Replies to Articles relating to S. John's Hospital. 

1321. 

iResponsa de articulis Domum Sanxti Johaxnis Nottingham' tan- 

GENTIBUS, FACTA IN VISITATIONE DOMIXI WiLLELMI DE MeELTON, 

Archiepiscopi Eboracensis, anno Domini Millesimo CCC"° vice- 
simo primo. 

Ad primum articulum [juratorcs] dicunt quod Hospitale Sancti 
Johannis Nottingham' prius fundatum fuit, in honore Dei et Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae, ct causa elemosinae, per Robertum filium Radulfi 
filii Fulconis de Nottingham' principaliter, et per alios probos ct 
legales homines villae Nottingham', quorum nomina inveniuntur in 
cartis et feoffamentis domus praedictae ; et taliter quod in qualibet 
vacatione Communitas Nottingham' eligerent ct instituerent, ex com- 
muni assensu, unum magistrum idoneum, ct elcgerunt et instituerunt 
magistros subscriptos ; videlicet, Durandum, fratrem praedicti Roberti 
filii Radulfi filii Fulconis, ct in proxima vacatione Robertum Alewyn, 
et alios quamplures, quousque Dominus Walterus Giffard, Ebora- 
censis Archiepiscopus, et tunc Gustos Angliae, apud Gastrum Notting- 
ham' existens, in quadam vacatione, per dissensionem inter homines 
Gommunitatis Nottingham' super electionem habitam, cui ad tunc 
contradicere non ausi fuerint, instituit quendam magistrum, nomine 
Radulfum Wilford ; et in proxima vacatione ejusdem domus, sede 
archiepiscopatus vacante, Dominus Rex instituit alium magistrum, 
videlicet, MancoHnum de Harley ; et sic hucusque electionem et 
institutionem continuarunt absque aliquo^ jure seu sanctioned dictae 
Gommunitatis. 

' From Greaves' papers. - alitjtto,] 'alio,' MS, 



I321] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 9 1 

cute against the said Robert Fitz-Nicholas upon a plea of breach of 
contract, wherefore the said Baihff caused the said ship to be arrested, 
together with the chattels of the said Robert Fitz-Nicholas, until he 
should answer to the said John as to the aforesaid plea. And the 
said Robert de le See says that he himself pleaded against the said 
John as to a trespass made against him by the aforesaid John, and 
the said John narrates of a contract made between outside persons, 
and does not answer to the action of the aforesaid trespass, and he 
seeks judgment because the said John has no defence. 1255, ro. i8d. 



XLV. — Replies to Articles relating to S. Johns Hospital. 

1321. 

I Answers to articles relating to the House of Saint John at Not- 
tingham, MADE IN the visitation OF LORD WiLLIAM DE MeLTON, 

Archbishop of York, in the year of the Lord one thousand 
three hundred and twenty five. 

To the first article [the jurors] say that the Hospital of Saint 
John of Nottingham was first founded, in honour of God and of Saint 
John the Baptist, and for almsgiving, by Robert son of Ralph the 
son of Fulk of Nottingham principally, and by other upright and 
lawful men of the town of Nottingham, whose names are found in the 
charters and feoffments of the aforesaid house : and in such wise that 
in each vacancy the Community of Nottingham should choose and 
institute, by their common assent, one suitable master, and they 
chose and instituted the underwritten masters : to wit, Durandus, 
brother of the aforesaid Robert son of Ralph the son of Fulk, and in 
the next vacancy Robert Alwin, and many others, until Lord Walter 
Giffard, Archbishop of York, and then Warden of England, being at 
the Castle of Nottingham, on a vacancy, by reason of the dissension 
existing between the men of the Community of Nottingham as to 
the election, whom they dared not at that time gainsay, instituted 
a master, by name Ralph Wilford ; and at the next vacancy of the 
same house, the see of the archbishopric being vacant, the Lord 
King instituted another master, to wit, Mancolin de Harley ; and 
so up to this time the election and institution have continued without 
any right or sanction of the said Community. 

3 saiiclione,] 'face.,' MS. 



92 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [132I 

Item, ad secundum articulum, dicunt quod dictum hospitale do- 
tatum fuit taliter ut de possessionibus, terris et tenementis, bonis et 
catallis dicto hospitali datis et concessis, magister, capellani in codcm 
divina celcbrantes, fratres et sorores et pauperes cjusdcm domus, 
deberent sustcntari do communi, absque proprietate. Et de posses- 
sionibus eidem domui ex antiquo assignatis et concessis, non habent 
notitiam absque inspectionc cartarum et scriptorum penes magistrum 
dicti hospitalis rcsidentium ; et non constat eis si quid inde sub- 
trahitur, nccne. 

Item, ad tertium articulum, dicunt quod inibi esse consueverunt 
unus magister, duo capellani ad minus divina celebrantes, et tot 
fratres, sorores et pauperes quot dc bonis domus praedictae, per dis- 
cretioncm et dispositionem magistri, capcllanorum, praedictorum 
fundatorum et heredum eorum, ex consilio Communitatis praedictae, 
rationabiliter sustcntari poter[ant]. 

Item, ad quartum articulum, dicunt quod bona dicti hospitalis in 
praesenti non sufficiunt ad sustentationcm tantac elemosinac quo 
solebant tunc tcmporis, eo quod quidam Henricus de Calverton, 
Robertus Kcr, ct magister Thomas de Kent, quondam magistri 
ejusdem hospitalis instituti, primo dilapidaverunt bona domus prae- 
dictae, et aedificia devastarunt, ct elemosinas adnihilarunt, et exitus 
domus ad singulare proficuum convertcbant, et liucusque dictum 
hospitale dc malo in pejus processit. 

Item, ad quintum articulum, dicunt quod duo sacerdotes divina 
celebrantes inibi fuerunt, sicut pracdictum est, ct tunc gestabant 
habitum de russcto et de nigro panno, et in praesenti non est inibi 
aliquis sacerdos nisi solus magister. 

Item, ad sextum articulum, dicunt quod divinum officium cele- 
brabatur in eodem, prout continetur in quadam regula per Dominum 
Walterum dc Grey, quondam Archiepiscopum Eboracensem, ordinata 
et constituta, et scripta in quodam folio super missale ejusdem domus, 
quod jam ex diu per custodes, qui pro tempore fuerint, malitiosc 
abscissum fuit et asportatum ; quod quidcm folium gratia divina in- 
ventum est, quod parati sunt ostendere, si placet Domino Archi- 
episcopo. 

Item, ad septimum articulum, dicunt quod magister et fratres 
tenentur servare regulam in dicto folio contentam. 

Item, ad octavum articulum, dicunt quod magister, nee aliquis 



1321J RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINOHAM. 93 

Also, to the second article, they say that the said hospital was so 
endowed that of the possessions, lands and tenements, goods and 
chattels given and granted to the said hospital, a master, the chap- 
lains celebrating divine service therein, the brethren and sisters and 
poor of the same house, ought to be sustained in common, without 
property of their own. And of the possessions assigned and granted 
to the said house of old time, they have not knowledge without in- 
spection of the charters and writings remaining in the possession 
of the master of the said hospital ; and it is not evident to them 
whether aught has been thence subtracted, or not. 

Also, to the third article, they say that there used to be in the 
same one master, two chaplains at least celebrating divine service, 
and as many brethren, sisters and poor, as of the goods of the afore- 
said house, by the discretion and disposition of the master, the 
chaplains, the aforesaid founders and their heirs, with the counsel of 
the aforesaid Community, could reasonably be sustained. 

Also, to the fourth article, they say that the goods of the said 
hospital at present are not sufficient for the sustentation of such 
alms as were usual at that time, because Henry de Calverton, Robert 
Ker, and master Thomas de Kent, sometime instituted masters of the 
same hospital, first deteriorated the goods of the aforesaid house, 
and wasted the edifices, and brought the alms to nothing, and con- 
verted the outgoings of the house to their own profit, and to this 
time the said hospital has gone from bad to worse. 

Also, to the fifth article, they say that there were two priests cele- 
brating divine service there, as is aforesaid, and they then wore a 
habit of russet and of black cloth, and at present there is not in the 
same any priest except the master. 

Also, to the sixth article, they say that divine service was cele- 
brated in the same, as is contained in a certain rule ordained and 
made by Lord Walter de Grey, sometime Archbishop of York, and 
written in a certain leaf upon the missal of the same house, which has 
now for a long time been maliciously cut out and abstracted by the 
wardens for the time being ; which same leaf by divine grace has 
been found, which they are prepared to produce, if it please the Lord 
Archbishop. 

Also, to the seventh article, they say that the master and brethren 
are bound to obey the rule contained in the said leaf. 

Also, to the eighth article, they say that the master, or any one 



94 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1323 

ibidem commorans in fraternitate, tcstarc non poterunt dc bonis 
domus, nee aliquid proprium habere, ut dicta regula testatur. 

Item, ad nonum articulum, dicunt quod dictum hospitale ita in- 
tegraliter destructum et adnichilatum est, quod, absque gratia divina, 
consilio ct auxilio Domini Archiepiscopi, ignorant qualiter posset 
relevari. 

Item, ad decimum articulum, dicunt quod solebant habere com- 
mune sigillum, et habere deberent. 4770, p. 15. 

XLVI. — Abjuration of the toivn by a Thief. 
1323, April 27. 

Ricardus de Buckeby captus fuit cum quodam tapeto furato in 
Notingham, in domo Thomae Leucas de Notingham, et ad sectam 
dicti Thomae, et ad istam Curiam, arrenatus est quomodo se vult 
aquietare de dicto furto ; dicit super bonam inquisitionem villae 
Notingham' : quae vcnit, ct dicit, super sacramentum suum, quod ipse 
furavit dictum tapetum, scilicet appreciatum ad v'ijd. Ideo non 
sus[pcndatur] propter parvam quantitatem : ideo consideratum est 
quod praedictus Thomas rehabeat dictum tapetum, et praedictus 
Ricardus abjurat villam. 1258, ro. I5d. 

XLVI I. — Institution of Matthezv de Halifax to the Mastership 
of S. fohn's Hospital. 

1323, September 17. 

^WlLLELMUS, permissione divina, Eboracensis Archiepiscopus, 
Angliae Primas, dilecto filio Domino Matthaeo de Halifax, pres- 
bytero, salutem, gratiam, et benevolentiam. De tua fidelitate [et] cir- 
cumspecta industria confidentcs, et zelum quem ad Christi pauperes 
habere dinosceris attendentes, custodiam et curam Hospitalis Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae de Nottingham, per resignationem Rogeri filii 
Ricardi de Whatton vacantis, et ad nostram collationem spectantis, 
cum suis mcmbris et pertinentiis universis, una cum administratione 
bonorum tarn spiritualium quam temporalium ejusdem hospitalis, tibi, 
caritatis intuitu, conferimus gratiose per praesentes, tuo perpetuo 
possidendam : proviso quod onera eidem hospitali incumbentia sus- 
tentando et providendo, secundum ipsius hospitalis facultates, subeas, 

' From Greaves' papers. It is entered in Archbishop Melton's Register at York, fo. 35 id. 



1323] RECORDS OF THE P.OROUGII OF NOTTINCIIAM. 95 

there dwelling in brotherhood, may not bequeath the goods of the 
house, nor have any property, as the said rule witnesses. 

Also, to the ninth article, they say that the said hospital is so 
wholly destroyed and annihilated, that, without the divine grace, and 
the counsel and assistance of the Lord Archbishop, they know not 
how it can be relieved. 

Also, to the tenth article, they say that they used to have, and 
ought to have, a common seal. 47/0, P- 1 5- 

XLVI. — Abjuration of the town by a Thief. 
1323, April 27. 

Richard de Buckb}' was taken with a tapet stolen in Nottingham, 
in the house of Thomas Lucas of Nottingham, and he is arraigned at 
the suit of the said Thomas, and at this Court, as to how he will be 
acquitted of the said theft ; he says by a good inquest of the town of 
Nottingham : who come, and say, upon their oath, that he stole the 
said tapet, to wit [one] valued at yd. Therefore he is not to be 
hung on account of the small value : it is therefore decided that the 
aforesaid Thomas shall have the said tapet back again, and the 
aforesaid Richard abjures the town. 1258, ro. I5d. 

XLVI I. — Institution of Matthezv de Halifax to the Mastership 
of S. fohn's Hospital. 

1323, September 17. 

I William, by divine permission, Archbishop of York, Primate of 
England, to our well-beloved son Sir Matthew de Halifax, priest, 
greeting, grace, and goodwill. Relying upon thy fidelity and cir- 
cumspect industry, and having regard to the zeal in the cause of 
Christ's poor for which thou art distinguished, we, out of respect for 
charity, graciously confer upon thee by these presents the custody and 
care of the Hospital of Saint John the Baptist at Nottingham, vacant 
by the resignation of Roger son of Richard de Whatton, and pertain- 
ing to our collation, together with all its members and appurtenances, 
with the administration of the goods of the said hospital, both 
spiritual and temporal, to be held b)' thee perpetually : provided that 
thou undertakest to sustain and provide for the burdens l}'ing upon 
the said hospital, according to the means oi the said hospital, and 



96 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1324 

et agnoscas ordinationem primariam hospitalis pracdicti, quatenus tibi 
possibile fuerit debite prosequendo. Vale ! Datum apud Suwell, 
XV. Calendas Octobris, anno gratiae millesimo CCC"^° vicesimo tertio, 
et pontificatus nostri sexto. 4770. P- H- 



XLVIII. — Reading of a Will in the Borough Court. 
1323-4. January 4. 

Ad istam Curiam vcncrunt exccutores testamcnti Petri de More- 
wode, et monstravcrunt quoddam testamentum dicti Petri, quod 
testatur quod idem Petrus legavit super lectum mortale Margeriae 
uxori suae, ad totam vitam suam, omncs terras et tenementa sua, 
prata, et redditus, quae habuit in villa Notingham', salvis uno mesu- 
agio et duabus acris terrae, cum pertincntiis, in villa Notingham', 
quae idem Petrus legavit Margeriae filiae suae imperpetuum, prout 
in dicto testamento plenius continetur, et dictum testamentum in 
plena Curia lectum fuit. 1258b., ro. 5d. 



XLIX. — CJiajge of stealing Timber from HethbetJi Bridge. 
1324, September 12. 

Hugo Poyt queritur de Galfrido Bertlot eo quod idem Galfridus, 
die Dominica proximo post festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae ultimo 
praeteritum,^ in villa Notingham, ad capud pontis, insultum fecit 
eidem Hugoni, et ipsum vocavit falsum hominem et latronem, et 
supposuit ipsum furasse meremium Pontis de Hethebethe, ad damp- 
num ipsius Hugonis xxs., et inde producit sectam. Et praedictus 
Galfridus venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, quando, etc., et dicit quod 
de nullo est culpabilis, et hoc vult verificare ; et praedictus Hugo 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est quod bona inquisitio summoneatur 
quod sit hie ad proximam Curiam ad recognoscendum, etc., et partes 
habent eundem diem. 1258b., ro. 23d. 

' -Sunday, Sept. 9, 1324. 



1324] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 97 

that thou adherest to the first ordination of the aforesaid hospital, 
carrying it into effect as far as shall be possible for thee to do. 
Farewell ! Given at Southwell, on the 1 5th of the Calends of October, 
in the year of grace one thousand three hundred and twenty three, 
and in the sixth year of our pontificate. 47/0) p. 14. 



XLVIII. — Reading of a Will in the Borough Court. 
1323-4, January 4. 

To this Court came the executors of the will of Peter de More- 
wode, and produced a certain testament of the said Peter's, which 
testifies that the said Peter bequeathed upon his death-bed to 
Margery his wife, for her whole life, all his lands and tenements, 
meadows, and rents, which he had in the town of Nottingham, ex- 
cepting one messuage and two acres of land, with appurtenances, in 
the town of Nottingham, which the said Peter bequeathed to his 
daughter Margery for ever, as is more fully set forth in the said 
testament, and the said testament was read in full Court. 

1258b., ro. 5d. 



XLIX. — Charge of stealing Tiinber from Hethbeth Bridge. 
1324, September 12. 

Hugh Poyt makes plaint of Geoffrey Bertlot that the said 
Geoffrey, on Sunday next after the feast of the Nativity of the 
Blessed Mary last past,^ in the town of Nottingham, at the head of 
the bridge, made an assault upon the said Hugh, and called him a 
false man and a thief, and charged him with having stolen the timber 
of the Bridge of Hethebcthe, to the damage of the said Hugh of 20s., 
and upon this he enters suit. And the aforesaid Geoffrey comes, 
and defends the force and injury, since, etc., and says that he is guilty 
of nought, and this he will verify ; and the said Hugh likewise. 
Therefore it is commanded that a good inquest be summoned to be 
here at the next Court to recognise, etc., and the parties have the 
same day. 1258b., ro. 23d. 

G 



98 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1325 

L. — Mandate of the Archbishop to the Master of S. foliiis Hospital. 
1325, September 21. 

i\VlLLELMUS, permissione divina, Eboracensis Archiepiscopus, 
Angliae Primas, dilecto filio Domino Matthaeo de Halifax, Magistro 
Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Baptistae juxta Nottingham, salutcm, 
gratiam, et benedictionem. Cum nostrae solicitudini pastorali in- 
cumbere dignoscatur, ac nos urgeat curae nobis assumptae regimen 
perquam grave ad digna Dei obsequia non tantummodo dilatanda, 
quin etiam ad ea dispersa recolligendum, ut^ inde cultus divinus 
in laudem Dei devotius augeatur, et in perpetuam mcmoriam re- 
ducatur. Sane cum dudum in dicto hospitali duo fratrcs aut tres 
consueverant habitare, ac, vitam duccntes religiosam toto tempore 
suo, inibi Deo scrvire laudabiliter in divinis ; audito quod tu in dicto 
hospitali solus stare pracsumis, cum si cecideris non habeas qui te 
valeat relevare, in dicti cultus divini diminutionem, ac multitudinis 
scandalum popularis, tibi injungimus et mandamus quat[cn]us tibi 
unam vel duas personas idoneas in confratres tuos, prout facultas 
ejusdem permiserit hospitalis, ad Dei honorem et Sui cultus aug- 
mentum, recipere studeas sine mora, quibus tecum assumptis, et tibi 
de decenti habitu, quali fratres ibidem uti consueverant temporibus 
retroactis, facias providere, quo te et illos uti deinceps volumus cum 
effectu, reddentibus Altissimo, prout ibi celebrius fuerat obtentum 
sanctius ab antiquo, laudes et obsequia diuturna pariter et nocturna : 
quos quidem fratres et suos successores in praedicto hospitali, cum 
ibidem fuerint professi, omnium Salvatori suo debere tempore per- 
manere decernimus ac etiam ordinamus : quamquidem professionem 
ab ipsis fratribus, et eorum quolibet, rccipias prout canonica dicta- 
verint instituta. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum prae- 
sentibus est appensum. Valete ! Datum apud Whatton nostrae 
dioecesis, xj. kalendas Octobris, anno Domini millesimo tricentesimo 
vicesimo quinto, et portificatus nostri octavo. 47/0, p. 16. 

' From Greaves' papers. - ;//,] 'et,' M.S. 



1325] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 99 

L. — Mandate of the Archbishop to the Master of S. fohn's Hospital. 
1325, September 21. 

I William, by divine permission, Archbishop of York, Primate of 
England, to his well-beloved son Sir Matthew de Halifax, ^Master of 
the Hospital of Saint John the Baptist near Nottingham, greeting, 
grace, and benediction. Whereas it is known to be incumbent upon 
our pastoral dut}', and the weighty direction of the care assumed 
by us urges us not only to spread abroad as much as possible the 
worth}' services of God, but also to gather them up when scattered, 
so that the divine religion may thereby be more devotedly increased 
to the praise of God, and may be brought to everlasting remem- 
brance. Wliereas two or three brethren have been used of old to 
dwell in the said hospital, and, leading a religious life all their time, 
there to serve God laudably in divine services ; it having come to 
our hearing that thou prcsumest to stay alone in the said hospital, so 
that if thou wert to fall sick thou wouldst have no one who could 
relieve thee, to the diminution of the said worship of God, and to the 
scandal of the multitude, we enjoin and command thee that thou 
shall take care to receive, without delay, one or two fit persons as 
thy brethren, as the means of the same house will admit, for the 
honour of God and the increase of His religion, and whom, having 
received to thyself, thou shalt cause to be provided by thee with a 
decent habit, such as the brethren there were used to wear in times 
past, which we strongly desire that thou and they shall use here- 
after, rendering to the Highest prayers and daily and nightly services, 
as it has there generally been accustomed with solemnity from old 
time : which same brethren and their successors in the aforesaid 
hospital, when they have there professed, we decree and also 
ordain should devote the whole of their lives to the Saviour of 
all, which profession thou shalt receive from these brethren, and 
from each of them, as the orders of the canons direct. In witness 
whereof our seal is appended to these presents. Fare ye well ! 
Given at Whatton in our diocese, on the nth of the Kalends 
of October, in the year of the Lord one thousand three hundred 
and twenty-five, and in the eighth year of our pontificate. 

4770, p. 16. 



100 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1328 

LI. — Redej)iption of a Butcher s Booth sold by a Kinsman. 
1327, December 30. 

Ad istam Curiam vencrunt Johannes, filius Philippi, et Margareta 
uxor ejus, et proferunt Henrico de Cesterfeld denarios quos dedit 
Rogero Girdecope et Margeriae uxori ejus, pro quadam selda carni- 
ficis, de qua pctierunt emptioncm secundum consuetudinem villae 
Notingham'. Dictus Henricus venit in plena Curia, et concessit eis 
emptionem dictae seldae pro denariis quos dedit pro dicta selda. 
Dictus Henricus oneratur in plena Curia super sacramentum suum, 
quod verum dicet quot denarios dedit pro dicta selda ; praedictus 
Henricus venit et dicit, super sacramentum suum, quod custavit se in 
omnibus sumptibus xxvijs. Ideo consideratum est quod dicti denarii 
praedicto Henrico liberentur, et quod dicta selda cum praedictis Jo- 
hanne et Margareta, et eorum heredibus, remaneat imperpetuum, et 
quod Henricus rcddat praedictis Johanni et Margaretae cartam per 
quam fuit feoffatus. 1260, ro. 2d. 

LH. — Loan of horse and armour for Scotch War. 
1327-8, January 15. 

^Johannes Bully, de Notingham, queritur de Johanne de Melton, 
de Notingham, quod idem Johannes ei injuste detinet unum equum, 
pretii xvs., et unum hake[ton], hauberg[ellum], et [unum] par ciro- 
tecarum de plates, unum bacinet, pretii xxs. ; et ideo injuste quod 
cum idem Johannes de Melton, die Dominica in festo Sanctae Trini- 
tatis ultimo praeterito,^ in domo dicti Johannis, recepit dictum equum 
et dictas armuras solvendos ad festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae 
.... gerra Scotiae non transiret ; ad quem diem dictus Johannes 
Bully venit et petiit de dicto Johanne de Melton dictum equum cum 
armuris ; dictus Johannes de Melton equum cum armuris reddere 
noluit, sed injuste detinuit, et ad[huc detinet], ad dampna dicti 
Johannis xls., et de hoc tendit sectam. Et praedictus Johannes de 
Melton venit, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod fuit in gerra Sc[otiae, 
ideo] non tenetur equum nee armuras sibi reddere, et hoc vult veri- 
ficare. 1260, ro. 8. 

February 17. 

Johannes Bully, qui conquestus fuit versus Johannem de Melton 
de placito debiti, non est prosecutus. Ideo ipse et plegii in miseri- 
cordia. Misericordia, vjd. 1260, ro. 10. 

' This entry has suffered much from damp. - June 7, 1327, 



1328] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. lOI 

LI. — Redeviptioii of a Butcher s Booth sold by a Kinsman. 
1327, December 30. 

To this Court came John, the son of Philip, and Margaret his wife, 
and offer to Henry de Chesterfield the money which he had given 
to Roger Girdecope and Margery his wife, for a butcher's booth, 
whereof they demanded emption according to the custom of the town 
of Nottingham. The said Henry appeared in full Court, and granted 
them the emption of the said booth for the money which he gave for 
the said booth. The said Henry is charged in full Court upon his 
oath, that he shall say truly what money he gave for the said booth ; 
the aforesaid Henry appears and says, upon his oath, that it cost him 
in all charges 27s. Therefore it is decided that the said money shall 
be delivered to the aforesaid Henry, and that the said booth shall 
remain for ever in the possession of the aforesaid John and Margaret, 
and their heirs, and that Henry shall give up to the aforesaid John 
and Margaret the charter by which he was enfeoffed. 1260, ro. 2d. 

LH. — Loan of Jiorse and armour for Scotch War. 
1327-8, January 15. 

I John Bully, of Nottingham, makes plaint of John de Melton, of 
Nottingham, that the said John unjustly detains from him a horse, of 
the value of 15s., and a haketon, a haubergeon, and a pair of gloves of 
plate, a bascinet, of the value of 20s. ; and he says unjustly because 
whereas the said John de Melton, on Sunday in the feast of the Holy 
Trinity last past,^ in the house of the said John, received the said 
horse and the said armour to be delivered back again at the feast of 
the Assumption of the Blessed Mary .... he should not pass over 
to the war in Scotland ; at which day the said John Bully came and 
demanded the said horse with the armour from the said John de 
Melton ; the said John de Melton would not return the said horse with 
the armour, but unju.stly detained it, and up to this time detains it, to 
the damage of the said John of 40s., and as to this he enters suit. 
And the aforesaid John de Melton comes, and defends the force, etc., 
and says that he was in the war in Scotland, [therefore] he is not bound 
to return to him the horse or armour, and this he will verify. 1 260, ro. 8. 

February 17. 

John Bully, who made plaint against John de Melton on a plea 
of debt, does not prosecute. Therefore he and his pledges are in 
' misericordia.' Amercement, 6d. 1260, ro. 10. 



102 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

1.111.— Abjuj'cition of the TozvJi by a Thief. 
1328, September 7. 

Johannes, filius Willelmi de Hamstirley, captus fuit cum quadam 
cista furata in Notingham in selda Johannis de Beverlaco, ad sectam 
praedicti Johannis ; et ad istam Curiam arrenatus est quomodo se 
vult aquietare quod non furavit dictam cistam ; dicit super bonam 
inquisitionem Curiae. Inquisitione capta, venit et dicit quod furavit 
dictam cistam, et appretiatur per dictam inquisitionem ad vd. Ideo 
consideratum est quod dictus Johannes de Beverlaco rehabeat dictam 
cistam, et dictus Johannes de Hamstirley abjurat villam, et non 
sus[pendatur] propter parvam quantitatem. 1 260, ro. 24d. 

LIV. — Charter of King Edii^'ard III. 
1330, May I. 

[E]dwardus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae, et 
Dux Aquitanniae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, co- 
mitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vicecomitibus, praepositis, ministrLs, et 
omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, salutem. Inspeximus cartam Cele- 
bris memoriae Domini Edwardi nuper Regis Angliae, patris nostri, 
in haec verba : ' Edwardus, Dei Gratia,' [etc., reciting Edward II! s 
Charter, No. XXXVII.\ Nos autem, concessiones, confirmationes et 
restitutionem praedictas ratas habentes et gratas, eas, pro nobis et 
heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis est, praefatis Burgensibus, et 
corum heredibus ac successoribus Burgensibus ejusdem villae, con- 
cedimus et confirmamus, sicut cartae praedictae plenius testantur. 

Praeterea, cum dicta villa Notingham', una cum libcrtatibus ejus- 
dem, in instanti itinere dilectorum et fidelium nostrorum Willelmi 
de Herle, et sociorum suorum, justitiariorum nostrorum itinerantium 
in Comitatu Notingham', quibusdam certis de causis, per consider- 
ationem ejusdem Curiae, capta sit in manum nostram : nos, volentes 
eisdem Majori et Burgensibus gratiam in hac parte facere specialem, 
restituimus eis villam praedictam, cum omnibus libertatibus prae- 
dictis : habendam et tenendam sibi, heredibus et successoribus suis 
Burgensibus ejusdem villae, imperpetuum, adeo plene et integre sicut 
earn per cartas praedictas tenuerunt et tenere debuerunt ante cap- 
tionem supradictam. Insuper, cum in carta praedicti Henrici Regis, 
proavi nostri contineatur, quod praedicti Burgenses et eorum heredes 
imperpetuum haberent returnum brevium ipsius proavi nostri et 



I330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF ^•OTTIx^•GIIA.^L I03 

LI 1 1. — Abjuration of the Tozvii by a Thief. 
1328, September 7. 

John, son of William de Hamstirley, was t?-ken with a chest stolen 
in Nottingham in the booth of John de Beverley, at the suit of the 
aforesaid John ; and he is arraigned at this Court as to how he will 
acquit himself that he has not stolen the said chest ; he says by a 
good inquest of the Court. The inquest being taken, comes and says 
that he stole the said chest, and it is appraised by the said inquest at 
5d. Therefore it is decided that the said John de Beverley shall have 
the said chest back again, and the said John de Hamstirley abjures 
the town, and he shall not be hanged on account of the small amount. 

1260, ro. 24d. 

LIV. — Charter of King Edivard III. 
1330, :May I. 

Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, 
and Duke of Aquitaine, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, 
earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, reeves, ministers, and all his bailiffs 
and faithful subjects, greeting. We have inspected the charter of 
Lord Edward of renowned memory, sometime King of England, our 
father, in these words : ' Edward, by the Grace of God,' [etc., reciting 
Edivard IHs Charter, Xo. XXXVII.]. We, regarding the conces- 
sions, confirmations and restitutions aforesaid as firm and acceptable, 
grant and confirm them, for us and our heirs, as far as in us lies, to 
the aforesaid Burgesses, and their heirs and successors Burgesses of 
the same town, as the aforesaid charters more fully witness. 

]\Ioreover, since the said town of Nottingham, together with the 
liberties of the same, in the present eyre of our well-beloved and 
faithful William de Herle and his associates, our justices itinerant in 
the County of Nottingham, on account of certain specific causes, by 
the judgment of the same Court, has been taken into our hands : we, 
wishing to show to the same Mayor and Burgesses special grace in 
this particular, have restored to them the town aforesaid, with all the 
aforesaid liberties : to have and to hold to them and their heirs, 
Burgesses of the same town, for ever, as fully and wholly as they held 
it by the aforesaid charters, and should have held it before the afore- 
said seizure. Moreover, since it is contained in the charter of the 
aforesaid King Henry, our great-grandfather, that the aforesaid Bur- 
gesses and their heirs should have for ever the return of the writs of 



104 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

heredum suorum dc summonitione scaccarii sui, de omnibus ad 
dictum burgum Notingham' spectantibus, et quod nullus vicecomes 
aut alius ballivus ipsius proavi nostri, vel heredum suorum, quicum- 
que, dictum burgum ingrederentur ad summonitiones, attachiamenta, 
seu districtiones, aut alia officia ibidem facienda, nisi in defectum 
Ballivorum ejusdem villae,^ et praedicti Burgenses et antecessores 
sui, eo praetextu, hucusque habuerunt returna omnium brevium 
progenitorum nostrorum, et nostrorum, tarn de summonitionibus 
scaccarii, quam aliorum brevium quorumcumque, eundum burgum 
qualitercumquc tangentium : Nos, securitati eorumdem Burgensium, 
ne super hoc inquietari possint infuturum, providere volentes, con- 
cessimus eis, et hac carta nostra confirmavimus, quod ipsi et eorum 
heredes et successores praedicti imperpetuum habeant returna om- 
nium brevium nostrorum, et heredum nostrorum, tam de summoni- 
tionibus scaccarii, quam aliorum brevium quorumcumque, praedictum 
burgum qualitercumquc tangentium ; ita quod nullus vicecomes, bal- 
livus, seu alius minister noster, vel heredum nostrorum, burgum ilium 
ingrediatur ad summonitiones, attachiamenta seu districtiones, vel 
aliqua alia officia, infra eundem burgum, exercenda vel facienda, nisi 
in defectu Ballivorum villae supradictae, sicut praedictum est. Ad 
haec, cum per quandam inquisitionem, per praefatum Willelmum et 
dilectum et fidelem nostrum Nicholaum Fastolft, de mandato nostro 
factam, et in cancellaria nostra retornatam, compertum sit quod 
praedicti Burgenses, a tempore quo non extat memoria usque ad 
tempus confectionis dictae cartae praedicti Johannis Regis, progeni- 
toris nostri, eisdem Burgensibus factae, et etiam postmodum, gaolam 
in dicta villa Notingham' habuerunt, pro custodia eorum qui in 
eadem villa capti fuerunt seu attachiati, et quod gaola ilia fuit in 
custodia eorum qui custodiam villae praedictae habuerunt, tanquam 
ad eandem villam pertinens, tam dum villa ilia fuit in manibus pro- 
genitorum nostrorum praedictorum, quam in manibus Burgensium 
villae supradictae : Nos, pro pleniori securitate ipsorum, volentes eis 
gratiam in hac parte facere specialem, concessimus eis, et hac carta 
nostra confirmavimus, quod iidem Burgenses, heredes et successores 
sui praedicti, imperpetuum habeant gaolam praedictam in villa prae- 
dicta, pro custodia illorum qui in eadem villa, ex quacumque causa, 
capi seu attachiari contigeri[n]t. Insuper, cum praefati Burgenses, 
praetextu dictorum verborum in praedictis chartis contentorum quod 
'homines de Notinghamshire et de Derbishire venire debent ad prae- 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGMAM. 105 

the same our great-grandfather, and his heirs, of the summons of his 
exchequer, of all things belonging to the said borough of Nottingham, 
and that no sheriff or other bailiff whatsoever of our same great- 
grandfather, or of his heirs, should enter the said borough to execute 
there summonses, attachments or distresses, or other offices, except 
through the default of the Bailiffs of the same town ;i and the afore- 
said Burgesses and their ancestors, on that account, have had up to 
this time the return of all writs of our progenitors, and of ours, as 
well of summons of the exchequer, as of other writs whatsoever, 
touching the same borough in any way soever : We, wishing to pro- 
vide for the security of the same Burgesses that they may not herein 
in the future be disquieted, have granted them, and b\- this our charter 
have confirmed, that they, and their heirs and successors aforesaid, 
shall have for ever the return of all writs of ours, and of our heirs, as 
well of summonses of the exchequer as of other writs whatsoever, in 
any wise whatsoever relating to the said borough ; so that no sheriff, 
bailiff or other minister of ours, or of our heirs, shall enter that borough 
to exercise or perform summonses, attachments, or distresses, or any 
other offices, within the same borough, except through the default of 
the Bailiffs of the abovesaid town, as is aforesaid. Moreover, whereas 
it appears by a certain inquisition made, by the aforesaid William 
and our well-beloved and faithful Nicholas Fastolf, at our command, 
and returned into our chancery, that the aforesaid Burgesses, from 
time whereof memory does not exist until the time of the making of 
the said charter of the aforesaid King John, our progenitor, made to 
the said Burgesses, and also afterwards, have had a gaol in the said 
town of Nottingham, for the custody of those who were taken or 
attached in the same town, and that that gaol was in the custody of 
those who had charge of the town aforesaid, as pertaining to the 
same town, as well whilst that town was in the hands of our pro- 
genitors aforesaid, as when it was in the hands of the Burgesses of 
the town aforesaid : we, desiring in this particular to show them 
special grace, for their more ample security, have granted them, 
and by this our charter have confirmed, that the same Burgesses, 
their heirs and successors aforesaid, shall have for ever the aforesaid 
gaol in the aforesaid town, for the custody of those who shall happen 
to be taken or attached in the same town, from whatsoever cause. 
Moreover, whereas the aforesaid Burgesses, by reason of the said 

• Cf. Charter of Edward U., No. XXXVH. 



I06 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [133° 

dictum burgum de Notingham die Veneris et Sabbati cum quadrigis 
et summagiis suis/^ habuerint in eodcm burgo unum mercatum 
singulis scptimanis per diem Sabbati, sicut dicunt : Nos, ne praedicti 
Burgenses super dicto mercato suo occasionentur inluturum, volentcs 
eorum securitati prospicere gratiose, concessimus eis, et hac carta 
nostra confirmavimus, quod ipsi, et heredes ac successores sui prae- 
dicti, impcrpetuum habeant et teneant mercatum praedictum singulis 
septimanis per diem Sabbati, cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis 
consuetudinibus ad hujusmodi mercatum pertinentibus ; nolentes 
quod ipsi, vel eorum heredes vel successores, occasione mercati illius, 
pro tempore praeterito vel futuro, per nos, vel heredes nostros, seu 
ministros nostros quoscumque occasionentur, molestcntur in aliquo, 
seu graventur. Concessimus etiam eisdem Burgensibus, et hac carta 
nostra confirmavimus, quod ipsi, heredes et successores sui, de pon- 
tagio per totum regnum et potestatem nostram imperpetuum sint 
quieti. 

Ouare volumus et firmiter praecipimus, pro nobis et heredibus 
nostris, quod iidem Burgenses, et eorum heredes ac successores, 
imperpetuum habeant et teneant praedictam villam, cum omnibus 
libertatibus pracdictis, et etiam imperpetuum habeant returna omnium 
brevium nostrorum et heredum nostrorum, tam de summonitionibus 
scaccarii, quam aliorum brevium quorumcumque, et etiam gaolam in 
eadem villa, et mercatum per dictum diem Sabbati, cum omnibus 
libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad hujusmodi mercatum per- 
tinentibus, quodque quieti sint de hujusmodi pontagio per totum 
regnum et potestatem nostram, sicut praedictum est. Hiis testibus : 
venerabilibus patribus Henrico Episcopo Lincolniensi Cancellario 
nostro, Johanne Wyntoniensi, et Rogero Coventrensi et Lichefeldensi, 
Episcopis, Johanne de Eltham Comite Cornubiae fratre nostro caris- 
simo, Rogero de Mortuo Mari Comite Marchiae, Willelmo de Monte 
Acuto, Johanne Mautravers Senescallo Hospitii nostri, et aliis. 
Datum per manum nostram, apud Wodestok, primo die Maii, anno 
regni nostri quarto. Per ipsum Regem et Concilium. 

4161. 

LV. — Letters Patent regarding the election of tJie Bailiffs. 
1330, May 3. 
Edwardus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et 

■ Cf. Charter of Henry H., No. I. 



I330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I07 

words contained in the aforesaid charters that ' the men of Notting- 
hamshire and of Derbyshire should come to the aforesaid borough of 
Nottingham on Friday and Saturday with their wains and pack- 
horses,' ^ have had in the same borough a market every week as they 
say during Saturday : We, desiring graciously to provide for their 
security, so that the aforesaid Burgesses may not in future be 
molested as to their market, have granted them, and by this our 
present charter have confirmed, that they, and their heirs and suc- 
cessors aforesaid, may have and hold for ever the aforesaid market 
each week during Saturday, with all liberties and free customs per- 
taining to such market : we being unwilling that they or their heirs 
or successors, on account of that market should be impeded, molested 
or in any wise troubled by us, or our heirs, or our ministers whomso- 
ever, for time past or future. We have also granted to the same 
Burgesses, and by this our present charter have confirmed, that they, 
their heirs and successors, shall be for ever quit of pontage through- 
out our whole kingdom and dominion. 

Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin, for us and our heirs, that 
the same Burgesses, and their heirs and successors, shall have and 
hold for ever the aforesaid town, with all the aforesaid liberties, and 
also shall have for ever the return of all writs of ours and of our heirs, 
as well of summonses of the exchequer, as of other writs whatsoever, 
and also a gaol in the same town, and a market for the said Satur- 
day, with all liberties and free customs pertaining to such market, and 
that they shall be quit of such pontage throughout our whole king- 
dom and dominion, as is aforesaid. These being witnesses : the 
venerable fathers, Henry Bishop of Lincoln our Chancellor, John 
Bishop of Winchester, and Roger Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 
John de Eltham Earl of Cornwall our dearest brother, Roger de 
Mortimer Earl of March, William de Montacute, John Maltravers 
Steward of our household, and others. Given by our hand at Wood- 
stock, the first day of May, in the fourth year of our reign. 

By the King and Council. 
4161. 

LV. — Letters Patent regarding the election of the Bailiffs. 
1330, May 3. 
Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland 
and Duke of Aquitaine, to all to whom the present letters shall come, 



I08 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

Dux Aquitanniac, omnibus ad quos praesentes litterae pervenerint, 
salutem. Sciatis quod cum per cartam Celebris memoriae Domini 
Edwardi, nuper Regis Angliac, avi nostri, concessum existat Bur- 
gensibus villae nostrae Notingham' quod iidem Burgenses, singulis 
annis, in festo Sancti Michaelis, eligant unum Majorem de se ipsis, 'ut 
praesit Ballivis et aliis de eadem villa in omnibus quae pertinent ad 
utriusque burgi villae illius regimen et juvamen, et quod statim, 
eadem clectionc feicta, eligant unum Ballivum de uno burgo et alium 
de alio burgo, pro diversitate consuetudinum in eisdem burgis 
habitarum, qui ca quae pertinent ad officium suum exequantur/^ 
et praefati Burgenses nobis supplicaverint quod, cum ipsi in uno 
burgorum praedictorum, propter paupertatem et insufficientiam in- 
habitantium in codem, ballivum sufficientem ad officium illud exe- 
quendum ad praesens nequeant invenire, velimus eis concedere 
quod ipsi in eadem villa, in locis ubi melius viderint expedire, dictos 
duos ballivos eligere possint : Nos, eorum supplicationi favorabiliter 
annuentes in hac parte, concessimus eis quod ipsi, post electionem de 
eodem Majore, ut praemittitur, factam, dictos duos Ballivos de 
melioribus et magis sufficientibus ejusdem villae, in locis ubi melius 
viderint expedire, qui ea quae ad officium suum pertinent exequantur, 
eligere valeant, dictis verbis in praedicta carta ipsius avi nostri con- 
tentis non obstantibus. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras 
fieri fccimus patentes, quamdiu nobis placuerit duraturas. Teste me 
ipso apud Wodestok, primo die Maii, anno regni nostri quarto. 

Per ipsum Regem et Concilium. 

4312. 



LVI. — Agreement for landijig goods at Cokvick in time of drought. 

1330, June 29. 

Cest endenture fait entre le Meir et la Comminalte de Notingham, 
de une part, et William de Colewyk, chivaler, dautre part, testmoigne 
qe come debat et contek esteit mu entre les avantdits Meir et Com- 
minalte et le dit Sire William, pur ceo qe graunt partie del cours del 
Ewe de Trente fuist tourne en un cours de ewe qe sey estent hors 
del dreit cours del Ewe de Trente tantqe au molyn le dit Sire 
William de Colewyk, et au travers de quel cours le dit Sire William 

' Cf. Charter of Edward I., No. XXVI. 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. lOQ 

greeting. Know }-e that, whereas by the charter of Lord Edward of 
renowned nnemor}', late King of England, our grandfather, it was 
granted to the Burgesses of our town of Nottingham that the same 
Burgesses, in each year, in the feast of Saint Alichael, .should elect a 
Mayor from themselves 'to be set over the Bailiffs and others of the 
same borough in everything which pertains to the government and 
advantage of the same town, and that they shall at once, the same 
election ha\'ing been made, elect one Bailiff of one borough and 
another for the other borough, on account of the diversity of customs 
existing in the same boroughs, who shall execute those things which 
pertain to their office,' ^ and the aforesaid Burgesses have besought 
us that, whereas in one of the boroughs aforesaid, on account of the 
poverty and insufficiency of the inhabitants of the same, they are 
unable at present to find a sufficient bailiff to execute that office, we 
should grant them that in the same town, in places which may seem 
to be better expedient, they may elect the said two bailiffs : We, 
favourably inclining to their prayer in this particular, have granted 
them that they, after the election of the same Mayor has been made, 
as is aforesaid, shall have power to elect the said two Bailiffs out of 
the better and more sufficient persons of the same town, in places 
which may seem to them to be better expedient, who shall execute 
those things which pertain to their office, the said words contained 
in the aforesaid charter of our grandfather notwithstanding. In 
testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made 
patent, to endure as long as it shall please us. Witness myself at 
Woodstock, the first day of Ma}', in the fourth year of our reign. 

By the King himself and Council. 

4312. 

LVI. — Agreement for landiiig goods at Cohvick in time of drought. 

1330, June 29. 

This indenture made between the Ma)'or and the Commonalty of 
Nottingham on the one part, and William de Colwick, knight, of 
the other part, witnesses that whereas debate and contest has arisen 
between the aforesaid Mayor and Commonalty and the said Sir 
William, because a great part of the course of the Water of Trent 
had been turned into a course of water which extends out of the 
right course of the Water of Trent as far as to the mill of the said 
Sir William dc Colwick, and athwart which course the said Sir 



no RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

avoit un estannqc qc jctta le ewe au dit molyn, par quoi neefs ne 
batz ne poient passer parmi eel cours, ne plus pres de la ville de 
Notingham aprocher en temps de sekkerez qe sur la terre le dit Sire 
William a Colcwyk, ou le dit Sire William de neefs et batz arivauntz 
sur sa terre, et dcs charettes et chivaux cariauntz outre sa terre sum- 
mage ou charge de charette, prist amendez pour le trespas a volunte, 
issi qe le dit Meir et la Comminalte sei sentirent muld grevez. Pur 
quoi acorde est, de par le dit Mcir et la Comminalte, de un part, 
pur eux et pur lour heirs et pur lour succcssours, et par le dit 
Sire William graunte dautre part, pur lui et pur ces heirs et pur 
ces assignez, qe le dit Meir et la Comminalte, et touz ceux qi 
sount de la fraunchise de Notingham, eyount, et aver deyvent, du 
jour de la confeccion de ccste endenture en apres a touz jours, 
arevaiir ove lour neefs et batz sur la terre le dit Sire William a 
Colewyk, cest assavoir, en une place qe est appelle ' Milneholm,' issi 
qe cele place soit severe en dieus atraverse en my lieu. Et qe le dit 
Meir et la Comminalte, et lour heirs et lour successours, deyvent 
tenir lour arivaill en cele meite de cele place de Milneholm' de vers le 
west tauntqe come la profundesse del ewe illoeqs demurt, saunz 
destourber del dit Sire William, ou de ces heirs ou de ces assignez, 
issi qe le dit Mcir ne la Comminalte ne dcfoulont ne pasturont de 
lour chivaux, ne de lour charettcz, le'^ herbe ne le soile le dit Sire 
William de cele meyte de la place dc Milneholm' de vers le est, taunt 
come il 'ticnent lour arivaill' devcrs le west. Et si la profundesce del 
ewe se chaunge devers cele meyte de Milneholm' devers le est, le dit 
Sire William grant pur lui, et pur ces heirs et pur ces assignez, 
qe le dit Meir et la Comminalte eiount lour arivaill' de le dit Sire 
William, et de ces heirs, sur cele meyte de la place de Milneholm' 
demoraunt devers le est, saunz defolcr ou pastourer le soile ou le^ 
herbe le dit Sire William devers le west, duraunt lour arivaill devers 
le est. Et de la arivaill, del une place et del autre, il averont coven- 
able chymyn tantqc au gardyn le dit Sire William de south' son 
maner devers le est, et illoeqs entre deux fossez tantqe au chymyn qi 
se estent hors de la vile de Colewyk tantqe a la vile [de] Notingham ; 
le quel chymyn le dit Meir ne nule de la Comminalte ne serrount 
chargez affaire, ne le dit Sire William ne ces heirs, dautre part, ne 
serront chargez affaire, mes si le dit Meir ou nule de la Comminalte 
voillent reparailler ou amender le dit chymyn de lour fraunche 

' S/c. 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. Ill 

William had a clam which turned the water to the said mill, whereby 
ships or boats could not pass through that course, nor approach 
nearer to the town of Nottingham in time of drought than upon the 
land of the said Sir William de Colwick, \\herc the said Sir William 
took amends of ships and boats arriving upon his land, and of carts 
and horses carrying over his land packs or cartloads, for the trespass 
at his will, by which the said Mayor and the Commonalty felt 
themselves much grieved. Wherefore it is agreed, on behalf of the 
said Mayor and Commonalty, on the one part, for them and for 
their heirs and for their successors, and the said Sir William grants 
on the other part, for him and for his heirs and for his assigns, that 
the said Mayor and Commonalty and all those who are of the 
freedom of Nottingham, shall have, and ought to have, from the day 
of the making of this indenture and afterwards for ever arrival with 
their ships and boats on the land of the said Sir William at Colwick, 
that is to say, in a place which is called ' Milneholm,' provided that 
that place shall be cut in two across the middle. And that the said 
Mayor and the Commonalty, and their heirs and their successors, 
shall hold their arrival in that moiety of that place of Milneholm 
towards the west as long as depth of the water there remains, without 
disturbance of the said Sir William, or of his heirs or of his assigns, 
provided that the said Mayor or the Commonalty do not defile or 
pasture with their horses, or their carts, the herbage or the soil of the 
said Sir William of that moiety of the place of Milneholm towards 
the east, as long as they hold their arrival towards the west. And if 
the depth of the water shall change towards that moiety of Milne- 
holm towards the east, the said Sir William grants for him, and 
for his heirs and for his assigns, that the said Mayor and the 
Commonalty shall have their arrival of the said Sir William, and 
of his heirs, upon that moiety of the place of Milneholm lying towards 
the east, without wasting or pasturing the soil or the herbage of the 
said Sir William towards the west, during their arrival towards the 
cast. And from the arrival of one place or of the other, they shall 
have a convenient road as far as to the garden of the said Sir 
William below his manor towards the east, and thence between two 
ditches as far as to the road which leads out of the vill of Colwick 
to the town of Nottingham ; which road the said Mayor or an)- of 
the Commonalty shall not be charged to make, nor the said Sir 
W^illiam nor his heirs of the other part shall not be charged to make, 



112 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM, [l330 

volunte, le dit Sire William grant, pur lui et pur ccs heirs, qil 
puissent prendre gravel et piere sur la place qest appelle 'Milneholm' 
de la livere le dit Sire William ou de ces heirs. Et si le dit William 
ou ces heirs ne voillent liverer gravel ne piere, come avant est dist, 
bien list au dit Meir et la Comminalte deprendre gravel pur lour 
chymyn faire a lour volunte, tant foiz come il vodrent faire. Et si la 
profoundesse del ewe se chaunge de vant une place qest appelle ' le 
Arrivall Rauf Bugge,' de la part del est de une fosse qe est appelle 
' Olde Milneflete,' le dit Meir et la Comminalte deyvcnt illoeqs aver 
lour arrivaill, et charger et descharger, et covenable chymyn de 
illoeqs tantqe a la^ haut ch}'myn qe se estent du maner de Colewyk 
tantqe a Notingham, sanz contredit du dit Sire William, ou de ces 
heirs ou de ces assignez. Et pur cele arivaill et chymyn aver sur 
les places avantdits, et pur bone acorde faire et amour norrer au 
touz jours, le dit Meir et la Comminalte grauntent, pur eux et pur 
lour heirs et pur lour successours, qe le dit Sire William, et ces heirs 
et ces assignez, preigncnt dc chcscune charette charge de marchandie 
de ascune homme de la dite franchise, qil poiont assurer estre, lour 
venant de le dite arivaille et par le chymyn avantdit vers la ville de 
Notingham, ou revenant de la dite ville de Notingham vers le dite 
arivaill, une maillc, et de chescune sommage de chival alant ou 
revenant par le chymyn avantdit, une maille, saunz contredit du dit 
Meir ou de la Comminalte, ou de lour heirs ou de lour successours ; 
issi qe le dit Sire William, ne ces heirs ne ces assignez, ne demand- 
rent riens pur le arivaille des neefs sur la terre qe venent chargez 
ou aprendre lour charge des marchandises des gents de la dite 
Comminalte ou franchise, au touz jours. Mes le dit Sire William 
grant, pur lui et pur ces heirs et pur ces assignez, qe eux, ne nule 
apres ces hures en lour noun, gors ne levera ne maynoure ne fra en 
le ewe avantdite, par quoi le anxien cours de Trente en nule manere 
ne poet ensecher, mes de sa bone volunte grante au dit Meir et la 
Comminalte qe eux et lour heirs, de ceo jour evanant, deivent trere 
lour neefs et bateux par corde et par line sur la terre le dit Sire 
William de un part et dautre del ewe tant foiz come il vodrent, vers 
la ville de Notingham aler on revenir, en le anxien cours du Trente. 
Et le dit Meir et la Comminalte grantent, pur eux lour heirs et lour 
successours, qe de cy evanant ils ne metteront debat a destourber 
lewe deservir au dit molyn le dit Sire William, sicome devant la con- 

' Sic, 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. II3 

but if the said Mayor or any of the Commonalty will repair or 
amend the said road of their free will, the said Sir William grants, 
for him and for his heirs, that they may take gravel and stone upon 
the place which is called ' Milneholm,' of the delivery of the said 
Sir William or of his heirs. And if the said William or his heirs 
will not deliver gravel or stone, as is before said, it shall be well 
allowed to the said Mayor and the Commonalty to take gravel to 
make their road at their will, as many times as they will make it. 
And if the depth of the water change in front of a place which is 
called 'the Arrival of Ralph Bugge,' on the eastern side of a ditch 
which is called ' Old Milneflete,' the said Mayor and the Commonalty 
shall there have their arrival, and load and unload, and a convenient 
road thence to the highway which leads from the manor of Colwick 
to Nottingham, without gainsaying of the said Sir William, or of his 
heirs or assigns. And for having this arrival and road upon the 
places aforesaid, and for making good accord and cherishing love 
for ever, the said Mayor and the Commonalty grant, for themselves 
and for their heirs and for their successors, that the said Sir William, 
and his heirs and his assigns, may take of each cart laden with 
merchandise of any man of the said franchise, who can prove that 
he is so, there coming from the said arrival and by the road aforesaid 
towards the town of Nottingham, or returning from the said town of 
Nottingham towards the said arrival, a halfpenny, and of each horse- 
load going or returning by the road aforesaid, a halfpenny, without 
gainsaying of the said Mayor or of the Commonalty, or of their 
heirs or successors ; provided that the said Sir William, or his heirs 
or his assigns, shall not demand anything for the arrival of ships 
upon the land which come laden or to take their cargo of mer- 
chandise of the men of the said Commonalty or franchise, for ever. 
But the said Sir William grants, for himself and for his heirs and for 
his assigns, that they, or any one henceforth in their name, shall not 
raise or maintain or make a wear in the water aforesaid, by which 
the ancient course of Trent may be dried up in any manner, but of 
his good will he grants to the said Mayor and the Commonalty that 
they and their heirs, from this day henceforth, may draw their ships 
and boats by cord and by line on the land of the said Sir William 
on the one side and the other of the water as often as they will go or 
return to or from the town of Nottingham, in the ancient course of 
the Trent. And the said Mayor and the Commonalty grant, for 
H 



114 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

feccion de cestes ad fait. Et le dit Meir et la Comminalte grantent, 
pur eux et pur lour heirs, qe bien lize au dit Sire William, et ces heirs 
et ces assignez, destreindre chescune charette ou chival chargez qe 
venent ou passcnt outre sa terre vers le dit arivaille, ou revenantz, 
tant come ils soient paiez de chescune charette et chival ceo qe est 
avant grante, en la fourme avantdit. 

En testmoignancc des queles choses a la partie de cest endcnture 
demoraunt devers le dit Sire William, le dit Meir et la Comminalte 
ount mys lour commun seal, et lautre partie de ceste endenture, 
demorant vers le dit Meir et la Comminalte, le dit Sire William, de 
bone et de seyne memore adonqs, ad mys son seal. Ces sount test- 
moignez : Sire Johan de Munteny, Sire Johan de Annesley, Sire 
Robert de Jorce, Sire Rauf de Birton, chivalers, Sampson de Strel- 
ley, Robert de Strelley, Hugh' Martel, Adam de la Crouche, et altres. 
Donne a Notingham, le Vendredy en la feste des Aposteles Seint 
Piere et Seint Pol, Ian du reigne le Roi Eedward Tierce aprcs le^ 
Conquest quarte. 

{Endorsed?^^ Irrotulatur in rotulo cviij. coram W. de Herle et 
sociis suis justitiariis itincrantibus, apud Notingham, anno rcgni regis 
nunc quarto. . 43 H- 



LVII. — Action against a common Water-leader. 

1330, October 24. 

Robertus de Morewode queritur de Henrico le Watirleder de 
placito transgressionis, et unde queritur quod cum praedictus Hen- 
ricus sit communis serviens ad cariandam aquam per busel[o]s ad ven- 
dendum omnibus hominibus de Notingham aquam habere volentibus 
pro suo dando, et idem Robertus, die Lunae proximo ante festum 
Sancti Michaelis ultimo praeterito, in Notingham, misit quandam 
Aliciam, servientem suam, et saepissime alios servientes suos, eidem 
Henrico, et ei supplicavit quod aquam cariare voluit ad domum ipsius 
Roberti quatuor summagia aquae, et ei tendit unum denarium, secun- 
dum quod vendere solebat, et praedictus Henricus aquam ullam eidem 
Roberto cariare noluit, set omnino recusavit, et ipsum Robertum 
vocavit falsum et infidelem, et ei imposuit quod ipse busellum suum 



I330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTTXCIIAM. II5 

them their heirs and successors, that from henceforth they shall not 
cause debate to disturb the water serving the said mill of the said 
Sir William, as before the making of these they have done. And the 
said ]\Iayor and the Commonalty grant, for them and their heirs, 
that it shall be well allowed to the said Sir William, and his heirs 
and his assigns, to distrain every cart or laden horse which shall 
come or pass through his land toward the said arrival, or returning, 
until they shall be paid for each cart and horse what is before 
granted, in the form aforesaid. 

In witness of which matters, the Mayor and the Commonalty 
have set their common seal to the part of this indenture remaining 
with the said Sir William, and to the other part of this indenture, 
remaining with the said Mayor and Commonalty, the said Sir 
William, then of good and sound memory, has set his seal. These 
being witnesses : Sir John de Mounteney, Sir John de Annesley, 
Sir Robert de Jorce, Sir Ralph de Burton, knights, Sampson de 
Strelley, Robert de Strelley, Hugh Martel, Adam de la Crouche, 
and others. Given at Nottingham, on Friday in the feast of the 
Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in the fourth year of the reign 
of King Edward the Third after the conquest. 

{Endorsed?^ Enrolled on roll 108, before W. de Herle and his 
companions justices in eyre, at Nottingham, in the fourth year of the 
reign of the present king. 43 H- 

LVII. — Action against a common Water-leader. 
1330, October 24. 
Robert de Morewode makes plaint of Henry le Waterleader on a 
plea of transgression, and hereon he complains that whereas the afore- 
said Henry is a common servant to carry water by bushels to sell to 
all men of Nottingham wishing to have water by purchase, and 
the same Robert, on Monday next before the feast of Saint Michael 
last past, in Nottingham, sent one Alice, his servant, and very many 
times other servants of his, to the same Henry, and besought him 
that he would carry water to the house of the same Robert four 
horse-loads of water, and offered him a penny, according to what 
he was used to sell, and the aforesaid Henry would not carry any 
water to the same Robert, but altogether refused, and called the 
same Robert false and unfaithful, and alleged that he perforated his 
bushel and all the bushels of Nottingham with his knife, and further 



Il6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

et omnes busellos de Notingham cum cultello suo perforavit, et 
ulterius omnes socios suos ejusdem facultatis procuravit, quod eidem 
Roberto aquam cariare non deberent, quia idem Robertus stipendium 
suum eis redderc noluit ; per quod idem Robertus per quinque 
septimanas aquam habere non potuit, nee de ipso Henrico, nee de 
aliquibus dc sociis suis, per quod amisit farinam duorum quarteriorum 
brasii, pretii xs., ad dampnum ipsius Roberti xls., et inde producit 
sectam. Et praedictus Henricus venit, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit 
quod in nullo est culpabilis, et de hoc ponit se super patriam ; et 
praedictus Robertus similiter. 1261, ro. 2d. 



LVIII. — Transfer of a Messuage zuith a Chapel in Frenchgaie, etc. 

1330, December 19. 

Ad istam Curiam venit Walterus de Lincoln, de Notingham, et 
concessit se dedisse Domino Willelmo de Willughby, Rectori Eccle- 
siae Beati Petri Notinghamiae, 'totum illud capitale mcsuagium 
meum, cum pertinentiis et aedificiis ibidem constructis, cum quodam 
parvo solario quod vocatur " Capella," quod quidem mesuagium cum 
capella jacet in Vico Francisco Notinghamiae, inter tenemcntum 
quondam Hugonis Bugge, de Notingham, ex una parte, et quandam 
venellam quae vocatur " Venella Judeorum," ex altera ; et quamdam 
grangiam, cum pertinentiis, jacentem ex opposite simiterii Beati 
Petri Notinghamiae, inter tenementum Willelmi Godinogh, ex una 
parte, et tenementum quondam Willelmi Coldow, ex altera ; ac etiam 
quatuor domos simul jacentes, cum curtilag[iis] et pomer[iis], et 
jacent in quadam venella quae ducit ad molendina Domini Regis 
Notinghamiae, inter tenementum Willelmi de Cestirfeld, ex una 
parte, et tenementum Matildae Stoyle, ex altera. Dedi etiam eidem 
Domino Willelmo duo mesuagia simul jacentia in Magno Marisco 
Notinghamiae, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, et jacent inter tene- 
mentum quondam Johannis Sharp', ex una parte, et tenementum 
Roberti Wynneson, ex altera ; et quatuor solidatas annui redditus 
percipiendas de tenemento Roberti Wynneson, ad terminos con- 
suetos ; et tres solidatas et sex denaratas annui redditus percipiendas 
de tenemento quondam Thomae Leucas in Foro Sabbati Notingham', 
ad terminos consuetos ; et quindecim denaratas annui redditus per- 
cipiendas de domo Johannis Dande in Vico Sancti Jacobi Noting- 
ham' ad terminos consuetos ; et tres denaratas annui redditus 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. II7 

persuaded all his companions of the same calling that they should 
not carry water to the same Robert, because the same Robert would 
not pay them their wage ; whereby the same Robert could not have 
water for five weeks, either of the same Henry, or of any of his 
companions, by which he lost the meal of two quarters of malt, of 
the value of los., to the damage of the same Robert of 40s., and 
hereupon he enters a suit. And the aforesaid Henry comes, and 
defends the force, etc., and says that he is guilty in nowise, and as 
to this he places himself upon the country ; and the aforesaid Robert 
likewise. 1261, ro. 2d. 

LVHI. — Transfer of a Messuage zvith a Chapel i}i Frenchgate, etc. 

1330, December 19. 

To this Court comes Walter de Lincoln, of Nottingham, and 
acknowledged that he had given to Sir William dc Willoughby, 
Rector of the Church of Saint Peter at Nottingham, 'all that my 
chief messuage, with appurtenances and edifices there constructed, 
with a small apartment which is called the " Chapel," which messuage 
with the chapel lies in the French Street of Nottingham, between the 
tenement formerly belonging to Hugh Bugg, of Nottingham, on the 
one side, and a lane which is called "Jews' Lane," on the other ; and 
a grange, with appurtenances, lying opposite the churchyard of Saint 
Peter of Nottingham, between the tenement of ^William Godinogh, 
on the one side, and the tenement formerly belonging to William 
Coldow, on the other ; and also four houses lying together, with 
curtilages and orchards, and they lie in a lane which leads to the 
mills of the Lord King at Nottingham, between the tenement of 
William de Chesterfield, on the one side, and the tenement of 
Matilda Stoyle, on the other. I have also given to the same Sir 
William two messuages lying together in the Great Marsh of Not- 
tingham, with all their appurtenances, and they lie between the 
tenement formerly belonging to John Sharp, on the one side, and 
the tenement of Robert Wynneson, on the other ; and four shillings 
of annual rent to be received from the tenement of Robert Winneson, 
at the accustomed terms ; and three shillings and six pence of annual 
rent to be received of the tenement formerly belonging to Thomas 
Leucas in the Saturday Market, Nottingham, at the accustomed 
terms ; and fifteen pence of annual rent to be received of the house 



Il8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

percipiendas de tenemento Johannis de Cobleye ; et duodecim 
denaratas annui redditus percipiendas de quodam curtilagio juxta 
domum Waited Hiri ; et duodecim denaratas annui redditus per- 
cipiendas de quodam curtilagio Thomae de Roderham, et jacet in 
le Voutlane ; et tres denaratas annui redditus percipiendas de 
quodam curtilagio in le Mothallegate : habenda et tenenda prae- 
dicto Domino Willelmo, heredibus et assignatis suis,' ut in quadam 
carta inde facta plenius continetur.'t 1261, ro. 6d. 



LIX. — Purveyance of Transport for the King. 
1330, December 19. 

Thomas de Hinkeleye queritur de Johanne de Torlaton de eo 
quod idem Johannes ei injuste detinet unam carretam ferri ligatam, 
pretii xiijs. iiijd., et ideo injuste quod, cum Daniel de Lincoln, sub- 
ballivus Domini Regis Notingham', per Coronatorem Hospitii Domini 
Regis asingnatus fuit, die Jovis proxima post festum Sancti Matthaei 
Apostoli,2 ad capienda cariagia ad opus Domini Regis apud Ley- 
cetr', praedictus Daniel venit et cepit carrcttam praedicti Thomae, 
praedicto die, et liberavit praedictam carrettam praedicto Johanni 
de Torlaton ad carianda victulia Domini Regis apud Loughteburgh, 
et ad reducendam praedictam carrettam et retradendam Thomae de 
Hinkeleye die Dominica proxima sequente,^ quo die praedictus Jo- 
hannes praedictam carrettam nondum reducit, nee praedicto Thomae 
tradidit, set detinuit, et detinet, ad dampnum ipsius Thomae de xxs., 
et inde producit sectam. Et praedictus Johannes venit, et dicit quod 
nullam carrettam praedicti Thomae detinet, sicut versus eum narravit, 
et hoc tendit verificare; et praedictus Thomas similiter. Compertum 
est per inquisitionem quod praedictus Johannes detinet praedicto 
Thomae unam carrettam, pretii viijs., ad dampnum ipsius Thomae 
ijs. Ideo consideratum est quod praedictus Thomas recuperet versus 
praedictum Johannem praedictam carrettam, vel ejus pretium, simul 
cum dampnis, quae taxantur ad ijd., et praedictus Johannes in 
misericordia pro injusta detentione. 1261, ro. 6. 

' William de Willoughby at the next his wife, with reversion after their death 

Court (held January 2, 1330-1) passed to their son John, and after John's death 

these possessions (with the exception of to Walter son of William Gotham, 
the yearly rents) to Walter de Lincoln and 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. II9 

of John Dand in the Street of Saint James, Nottingham, at the 
accustomed terms ; and three pence of annual rent to be received 
of the tenement of John de Cobley ; and twelve pence of annual 
rent to be received of a curtilage near the house of Walter Hiri ; 
and twelve pence of annual rent to be received of a curtilage of 
Thomas de Rotherham, and it lies in the Voutlane ; and three pence 
of annual rent to be received of a curtilage in the Mothallegate : to 
have and to hold to the aforesaid Sir William, his heirs and assigns,' 
as is more fully contained in a charter thereof made. 1261, ro. 6d. 



LIX. — Purveyance of Transport for the King. 
1330, December 19. 

Thomas de Hinkley makes plaint of John de Torlaton that the 
same John unjustly detains from him a cart bound with iron, of the 
value of 13s. 4d., and unjustly because, whereas Daniel de Lincoln, 
the Lord King's sub-bailiff of Nottingham, was assigned by the 
Coroner of the Household of the Lord King, on Thursday next 
after the feast of Saint INIatthew the Apostle,^ to take carriage for 
the use of the Lord King at Leicester, the aforesaid Daniel came 
and took the cart of the aforesaid Thomas, on the aforesaid day, 
and delivered the aforesaid cart to the aforesaid John de Torlaton 
to carry the victuals of the Lord King at Loughborough, and to lead 
back the aforesaid cart and to deliver it back to Thomas de Hinkley 
on the Sunday next following, on which day the aforesaid John 
never led back the aforesaid cart, nor delivered it to the said Thomas, 
but detained it, and detains it, to the damage of the same Thomas 
of 20s., and hereupon he enters suit. And the aforesaid John 
comes, and says that he detains no cart of the aforesaid Thomas, 
as the same Thomas has set forth against him, and this he offers to 
verify; and the aforesaid Thomas likewise. It is found by an inquest 
that the aforesaid John detains from the aforesaid Thomas a cart, 
of the value of 8s., to the damage of the same Thomas of 2s. There- 
fore it is decided that the aforesaid Thomas shall recover from the 
aforesaid John the aforesaid cart, or its price, together with damages, 
which are taxed at 2d., and the aforesaid John is in ' misericordia ' 
for unjust detention. 1261, ro. 6. 

' September 27, 1330. 3 scquente^ 'scqucns,' MS. 



120 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l33- 

LX. — Iiiu)iu)iity of the Burgesses from furisdictioii 
of SJierivood Forest. 

1332. 
Major et Burgenses villae de Notingham clamant habere totam 
terram suam, cum pertinentiis suis, de Notingham solutam et quietam 
de vastis, assartis, purpresturis, et de regardo sive visu forestariorum, 
viridariorum, regardatorum, seu aliorum ministrorum Forestae Domini 
Regis. Et etiam clamant habere leporarios et canes suos apud Not- 
ingham ad currcndos et capiendos leporcs et vulpes extra coopertum 
Forestae. Ouaesitum est ab eis quo titulo, seu quo waranto, clamant 
habere hujusmodi libertates et proficua. Qui veniunt per Johanncm 
de Leyburn, attornatum suum, et dicit quod Johannes quondam 
Comes de Mortcyn, qui dum fuit Dominus Castri de Notingham et 
totius Forestae de Schyrewode, habens statum et potestatem con- 
cedendi talia proficua et libertates ut per cartam suam, quam profert 
hie in Curia, dedit, concessit praedictis Majoribus et Burgensibus 
totam terram suam, cum pertinentiis, de Notingham quietam de 
vastis, assartis, purpresturis, et de regardo sive visu foresteriorum 
viridariorum, regardatorum seu aliorum ministrorum Forestae Domini 
Regis ; et habere et tenere leporarios et canes suos apud Noting- 
ham, ad currendos et capiendos lepores et vulpes extra coopertum 
Forestae ; ita tamen quod occasione hujusmodi libertatis Domino 
Regi, nee heredibus suis, dampnum non fiat de venatione sua. Et 
supplicavit Justitiariis quod omnia et singula praemissa poterunt 
inquiri per forestarios, viridarios, regardatores, et omnes ministros 
Domini Regis, q[uali]ter et quomodo pracdicti Major et Burgenses, 
et antecessores sui, usi sunt libertatibus et proficuis praedictis ; quia 
conjuncta fuit inquisitio tam per sacramentum omnium ministrorum, 
quam aliorum xij. proborum et legalium hominum, ad hoc juratorum 
ut Justitiarios certilicent de clameis praedictis. Qui jurati, dicunt per 
sacramentum suum quod praedicti Major et Burgenses, et anteces- 
sores sui, totam terram praedictam, a tempore concessionis cartae 
praedicti Johannis de Morteyn usque annum regni Regis Edwardi 
avi Domini Regis nunc xxvijo, semper fuerunt extra regardam. Et 
similiter, dicunt quod ex antiqua consuetudine, et a tempore quo non 
extat memoria, praedictam terram extra regardam sic tenuerunt, et 
leporarios et canes suos infra praedictam terram de Notingham ad 
currendos et capiendos lepores et vulpes habuerunt, a tempore quo 
non extat memoria ; ita tamen quod occasione hujusmodi libertatis. 



1 33-] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 121 

LX. — Iininiinity of the Burgesses from fnrisdictioji 
of S/ieriuood Forest. 

The Mayor and Burgesses of the town of Nottingham claim to 
have all their land, with its appurtenances, of Nottingham discharged 
and quit of wastes, assarts, purprestures, and of regard or view of 
foresters, verderers, regardors, or other ministers of the Forest of our 
Lord King. And also they claim to have their greyhounds and 
dogs at Nottingham to run and take hares and foxes beyond the 
covert of the Forest. It is asked of them by what title, or by what 
warrant, they claim to have such liberties and profits. Who appear 
by John de Leyburn, their attorney, and he says that John sometime 
Earl of IMortain, who was then Lord of the Castle of Nottingham 
and of the whole Forest of Sherwood, having the estate and power 
of granting such profits and liberties as he gave by his charter, 
which he proffers here in the Court, granted to the said Mayors and 
Burgesses all their land, with appurtenances, of Nottingham quit of 
wastes, assarts, purprestures, and of regard or view of the foresters, 
verderers, regardors, or other ministers of the Forest of the Lord 
King ; and to have and hold their greyhounds and dogs at Notting- 
ham, to run and take hares and foxes beyond the covert of the 
Forest ; but so that by reason of such liberty damage should not 
be done to the Lord King, nor to his heirs, of his venison. And he 
besought the Justices that all and singular the premises might be in- 
quired into by the foresters, verderers, regardors, and all the ministers 
of the Lord King, as to how and in what way the aforesaid Mayor 
and Burgesses, and their ancestors, have used the liberties and 
profits aforesaid ; wherefore an inquest was assembled, both by the 
oath of all the ministers, as of other I2 upright and lawful men, 
sworn to this that they should certify the Justices as to the claims 
aforesaid. Who being sworn, say upon their oath that the aforesaid 
Mayor and Burgesses and their antecessors, have always held all the 
aforesaid land outside the regard, from the time of the granting of 
the charter of the aforesaid John de Mortain until the 27th year 
of the reign of King Edward the grandfather of the now Lord King. 
And likewise, they say that by old custom, and from time out 
of mind, they have so held the aforesaid land outside the regard, 
and have had their greyhounds and dogs within the aforesaid 
land of Nottingham to run and take hares and foxes, from time 



122 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l335 

Domino Regi nee heredibus suis dampnum non fiat de venatione 
sua. Idco coneessum est quod praedieti Major et Burgenses terrain 
suam ajDud Notingham praedictam tenebunt et gaudebunt extra re- 
gardam, prout prius tenuerunt. Et de leporariis et canibus suis ad 
lepores et vulpes currendos et capiendos, dicunt quod ex antiqua 
consuetudine, et a tempore quo non extat memoria, leporarios et 
canes habuerunt, [et] lepores et vulpes ceperunt extra coopertum 
Forestae. Ideo coneessum est quod amodo leporarios et canes suos 
habeant et teneant ad tales fugiendos ; ita semper quod occasione 
hujusmodi libertatis Domino Regi, nee heredibus suis, dampnum 
non fiat de venatione sua. 

Ista copia extracta fuit de rotulis Justitiariorum in Itinere coram 
Thoma Longvilers, Senescallo Forestae de Schirwode, et allocata 
fuit apud Maunesfeld in praesentia omnium ministrorum Forestae, et 
aliorum ibidem plurimorum existentium et testificantium, anno regni 
Regis Edwardi filii Regis Edwardi vj'". 3944) ^'^ ced. 



LXI. — Eni'oliJiciiis of Grants to WilUani de Aviyas. 
1335, November 29. 

Ad istam Curiam vencrunt Robertus, filius Rogeri de Crophull, de 
Notingham, et EHzabet uxor ejus, unanimi assensu et pari voluntate 
dederunt, concesserunt, et carta sua confirmaverunt, Willelmo de 
Amyas, de Notingham, tres acras terrae et unam selionem terrae, cum 
pertinentiis, jacentes in campo Notinghamiae ; quarum una acra 
jacet super Wyndeshers, et jacet juxta regiam viam quae ducit a 
Posterno, et abuttat ad unum caput super terram quam Johannes 
Bully tenet, et [ad] aliud caput super regiam viam quae ducit versus 
Lenton' ; et una acra jacet apud molendinum ventriticum praedieti 
Willelmi de Amyas, inter terram praedieti Willelmi ex utraque parte ; 
et una acra jacet in Lyngedale juxta terram Roberti Ingram ex 
parte orientali, et abuttat ad [unum] caput versus le Lynges super 
terram praedieti Roberti Ingram, et aliud caput super Wrendale ; 
et una selio jacet apud Chapellebarre, inter terram praedieti Will- 
elmi de Amyas et terram Willelmi de Crophull, et abuttat ad unum 
caput super Wyndesh[ers], et aliud caput super regiam viam quae 
ducit versus Radeford : habendum et tenendum praedicto Willelmo 



1335] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 23 

whereof memory is not ; but so that by reason of such hberty, 
damage should not be done to the Lord King, nor to his heirs, of 
his venison. Therefore it was granted that the aforesaid Mayor and 
Burgesses should hold and enjoy their aforesaid land at Nottingham 
beyond the regard, as they held it previously. And as to their 
greyhounds and dogs to run and take hares and foxes, they say 
that of ancient custom, and from time out of mind, they have had 
greyhounds and dogs, [and] have taken hares and foxes beyond 
the covert of the Forest. Therefore it was granted them that they 
shall have and hold henceforth their greyhounds and dogs in such 
wise coursing ; provided always that by reason of such liberty damage 
should not be done to the Lord King, nor his heirs, of his venison. 

This copy was extracted from the rolls of the Justices in Eyre 
in the presence of Thomas de Longvillers, Steward of the Forest of 
Sherwood, and was allowed at Mansfield in the presence of all the 
ministers of the Forest and many others there being present and 
witnessing, in the sixth )'ear of the reign of King Edward the son 
of King Edward. 3944, i'i ced. 

LXI. — Eiirolmeiits of Grants to Williaiii de A my as. 
1335, November 29. 

To this Court came Robert, son of Roger de Crophill, of Notting- 
ham, and Elizabeth his wife, by their unanimous assent and equal 
will they have given, granted, and by their charter have confirmed, 
to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, three acres of land and one 
selion of land, with appurtenances, lying in the field of Nottingham ; 
whereof one acre lies upon Wyndeshers, and lies near the king's 
highway which leads from the Postern, and abuts at one head upon 
the land which John Bully holds, and [at] the other head upon the 
king's highway which leads towards Lcnton ; and one acre lies at 
the wind-mill of the aforesaid William de Amyas, between the land 
of the aforesaid William on either side ; and one acre lies in Lynge- 
dale near the land of Robert Ingram on the eastern side, and abuts 
at one head towards the Lynges upon the land of the aforesaid 
Robert Ingram, and the other head upon Wrendalc ; and one selion 
lies at Chapelbarre, between the land of the aforesaid William de 
Amyas and the land of William dc Crophill, and abuts at one 
head upon Wyndesh[ers], and the other head upon the king's high- 



124 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1336 

dc Amyas, heredibus et assignatis suis, libere, quiete, bene et in 
pace, imperpetuum, de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servitia 
inde debita et consueta. 

Ad istam Curiam venerunt Robertus, filius Rogeri de Crophull, de 
Notingham, et Elizabet uxor ejus, unanimi assensu et pari voluntate 
dederunt, concesserunt, et carta sua confirmaverunt, Willelmo de 
Amyas, dc Notingham, unam culturam terrae, cum pertinentiis, 
jacente[m] in campo Notinghamiae, in quodam loco qui vocatur 
'Todeholes,' inter terram quondam W'ilielmi le Cupper [quam] Jo- 
hannes de Wystowe tenet ex una parte, et regiam viam quae ducit 
de Whistondale usque boscum Notinghamiae [et] Lameleigate, et 
abuttat super terram Hospitalis Sancti MichaeHs : habendam et 
tenendam praedicto Willelmo dc Amyas, heredibus et assignatis 
[suis], libere, quiete, bene et in pace, imperpetuum, de capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per servitia inde debita et consueta. 

Et praedicta Elizabet, in absentia praedicti Roberti, filii Rogeri de 
Crophull, viri sui, examinata est, secundum consuet[udinem] libertatis 
villae Notingham', si praedictae donatio, concessio, et cartarum prae- 
dictarum confirmatio, factae fuerunt per cohertionem viri sui, an 
non. Dicta Elizabet dicit quod dictas donationem, concessionem, 
et cartarum confirmationem, habuit ratam sine cohertione dicti 
Roberti viri sui, seu alicujus altcrius. 1262, ro. sd. 



LXII. — Difference of Dozvcr in the English and French Boroughs. 
1335-6, January 10. 

Agnes quae fuit uxor Ricardi de Grymston petit versus Thomam 
de Stafford et Letiam^ uxorem ejus, tertiam partem viginti mesu- 
agiorum, viginti acrarum terrae, et viginti libratarum redditus, cum 
pertinentiis, in Notingham, in Burgo Francisco ; et quartam partem 
viginti mesuagiorum, viginti acrarum terrae, et viginti libratarum 
redditus, cum pertinentiis, in eadem villa, in Burgo Anglico, ut 
rationabilem dotem suam quae earn contingit de libero tenemento 
quod fuit praedicti Ricardi, quondam viri sui, etc. Et praedicti 
Thomas et Letia veniunt, et dicunt quod nulla tenementa, terras, 

' Called ' Laetitia ' occasionally in earlier entries. 



1336] RECORDS OF THE THOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 25 

way which leads towards Radford : to have and to hold to the 
aforesaid William de Amyas, his heirs and assigns, freely, quietly, 
well and in peace, for ever, of the chief lords of that fee by the ser- 
vices therefore due and accustomed. 

To this Court came Robert, son of Roger de Crophill, of Notting- 
ham, and Elizabeth his wife, by their unanimous assent and united 
will they have given, granted, and by their charter have confirmed, 
to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, a ailtura of land, with appur- 
tenances, lying in the field of Nottingham, in a certain place which 
is called ' Todeholes,' between the land formerly belonging to William 
le Cupper which John de Wystowe holds on the one side, and the 
king's highway which leads from Whistondale towards the coppice 
of Nottingham [and] Lameleigate, and abuts upon the land of the 
Hospital of Saint Michael : to have and to hold to the aforesaid 
William de Amyas, [his] heirs and assigns, freely, quietly, well and 
in peace, for ever, of the chief lords of that fee by the services there- 
fore due and accustomed. 

And the aforesaid Elizabeth, in the absence of the aforesaid 
Robert, son of Roger de Crophill, her husband, was examined, 
according to the custom of the liberty of the town of Nottingham, 
if the aforesaid gift, grant, and confirmation of the aforesaid charters, 
had been made under the coercion of her husband, or not. The 
said Elizabeth says that she had confirmed the said gift, grant, and 
confirmation of charters, without the coercion of the said Robert her 
husband, or of any one else. 1262, ro. 5d. 

LXII. — Difference of Dozvcr in tJie English and Freiicli Boroughs. 
1335-6, January 10. 

Agnes who was the wife of Richard de Grimston seeks against 
Thomas de Stafford and his wife Letia,i a third part of twenty mes- 
suages, twenty acres of land, and twenty pounds of rent, with appur- 
tenances, in Nottingham, in the French Borough ; and a fourth part 
of twenty messuages, twenty acres of land, and twenty pounds of 
rent, with appurtenances, in the same town, in the English Borough, 
as her reasonable dower which pertains to her of the free tenement 
which was the aforesaid Richard's, her late husband, etc. And the 
aforesaid Thomas and Letia come, and say that they hold no tene- 
ments, lands, or rent of the tenements sought and which are in 



126 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1336 

seu redditus de tenementis petitis et in visu positis in Burgo 
Francisco tenant, unde dicta Agnes dotari debet. Et dicta Agnes 
dicit quod praedicti Thomas et Letia tenuerunt tenementa, terras, 
et redditus, de tenementis petitis et in visu positis in Burgo Fran- 
cisco, die impetrationis^ brevis, scilicet, xxvj. die Maii, anno regni 
Regis Edwardi Tertii a Conquestu ix", unde dicta Agnes dotari 
debet, et de hoc ponit se super patriam ; et praedicti Thomas et 
Letia similiter. Et praedicti Thomas et Letia dicunt quod nullas 
tcnent terras, set tcnent duo mesuagia, duo cotagia, et quinque 
solidatas redditus in Burgo Anglico de tenementis petitis et in visu 
positis, et non plus, et dicunt quod tenementa ilia fuerunt in 
seisina Ricardi de Grymston', ut de perquisitu suo, et dicunt quod 
praedicta tenementa sunt Icgabilia ct legata sicut catalla sua vel 
denarii, secundum consuctudinem villae Notingham,- et praedictus 
Ricardus legavit praedicta tenementa praedictis Thomae et Letiae, 
et petunt judicium si, contra consuctudinem et Icgatum praedicta, 
dotem de tenementis praedictis habere debeat. Et praedicta Agnes 
dicit quod cum praedicti Thomas et Letia allcgant dicta tenementa 
esse legabilia et legata, et ipsi non allegant aliquam consuctudinem 
dictac villae Notingham', ncc aliquid aliud dicunt per quod dicta 
Agnes de dote sua excludi debet, cum stant simul quod dicta tene- 
menta sunt legabilia et femina dotabilis, et petit judicium, etc. Et 
quoad hoc quod praedicti Thomas et Letia dicunt quod ipsi tenent 
nisi tantum de tenementis petitis, eadem Agnes dicit quod praedicti 
Thomas et Letia tenuerunt, die impetrationis^ brevis, omnia praedicta 
tenementa unde eadem Agnes dotem suam habere clamat. 

1262, ro. 8d. 



LXIII. — Action for theft of Produce, etc. 
1336, May 15. 

Willelmus de Dembleby queritur de Radulfo de Cokkewell et 
Emma uxore ejus, eo quod iidem Radulfus et Emma, die Veneris 
proxima post festum Ascensionis Domini ultimo praeteritum,^ apud 

' 2w/i?/;-a//i7«w,] 'perpetrationis,' MS. land or tenements they could, on their 

= It was found in 56 Hen. III. (1271-2), death-bed, bequeath, give, or sell them to 

that it was the custom of the town of whomsoever they pleased. — Abbreviatio 

Nottingham that if a man or woman had Placitontm, p. 1S9. 



1336] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 12/ 

view in the French Borough, ^'hereof the said Agnes ought to be 
dowered. And the said Agnes says that the aforesaid Thomas and 
Letia licld the tenements, lands, and rents of the tenements sought 
and \\hicli are in view in the French Borough, on the day of 
the obtaining of the writ, to wit, the 26th day of May, in the ninth 
year of King Edward the Third from the Conquest, whereof the 
said Agnes ought to be dowered, and as to this she puts herself 
upon the country ; and the aforesaid Thomas and Letia likewise. 
And the aforesaid Thomas and Letia say that they hold no lands, 
but they hold two messuages, two cottages, and five shillings of rent 
in the English Borough of the tenements sought and which are in 
view, and not more, and they say those tenements were in the 
seisin of Richard de Grimston, as of his own possession, and they say 
that the aforesaid tenements are bequeathable and bequeathed like 
his chattels or money, according to the custom of the town of 
Nottingham,^ and the aforesaid Richard bequeathed the aforesaid 
tenements to the aforesaid Thomas and Letia, and they seek judg- 
ment if she ought to have dower of the tenements aforesaid, against 
the custom and bequest aforesaid. And the aforesaid Agnes says 
that whereas the aforesid Thomas and Letia allege that the said 
tenements are bequeathable and bequeathed, and they do not allege 
any custom of the said town of Nottingham, nor do they say any- 
thing else by which the said Agnes ought to be excluded from her 
dower, since they agree that the said tenements are bequeathable 
and that she is a woman worthy of dower, and she seeks judgment, 
etc. And as to this that the aforesaid Thomas and Letia say that 
they hold only so much of the tenements sought, the same Agnes 
says that the aforesaid Thomas and Letia held, on the day of the 
obtaining of the writ, all the aforesaid tenements whereof the said 
Agnes claims to have her dower. 1262, ro. 8d. 

LXIII. — Action for theft of Produce, etc. 

1336, May 15. 

William de Dembleby complains of Ralph de Cokkewcll and 
Emma his wife, that the same Ralph and Emma, on Friday next 
after the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord last past,^ at Notting- 
ham, in the Baillif-croftes, entered the close of the said William, 
and trod down, and cut and carried away his crop growing there, 

3 Friday, May 14, 1336. 



128 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [^SS^ 

Notingham, in le Bailiff-croftes, clausum ipsius Willelmi intraverunt, 
et herbam suam ibidem crescentem conculcaverunt, falcaverunt et 
asportaverunt, et quandam style quam idem Willelmus ibidem fecit 
fregerunt et asportaverunt, et alia enormia ei intulerunt, ad grave 
dampnum ipsius Willelmi decem solidorum, et contra pacem, et inde 
producit sectam. Et praedicti Radulfus et Emma venerunt, et de- 
fendunt vim, etc., quando, etc., et dicunt quod non intraverunt 
clausum ipsius Willelmi, ncc aliquam herbam ibidem crescentem 
conculcaverunt, falcaverunt, seu asportaverunt, sicut praedictus Will- 
elmus versus eos narravit, et hoc petunt verificare ; et praedictus 
Willelmus similiter. Ideo praeceptum est quod bona inquisitio 
summoniatur contra proximam Curiam, et partes habent cundem 
diem. Et quoad hoc quod praedictus Willelmus dicit quod prae- 
dicti Radulfus et Emma freg[issent] quandam style quam idem 
Willelmus Icvavit, dicunt quod levata fuit in communi via quae 
ducit per muros Notingham' inter [le] Northbarre et le Posterne, in 
perturbatione transitus et communis pasturae ipsorum Radulfi et 
Emmae ibidem, et hoc petunt verificare, ut supra. 1262, ro. i/d. 



LXIV. — Enrol me?it of Grant to William de Amyas. 
1336, June 26. 

Ad istam Curiam venerunt Robcrtus de Crophull, de Notingham, 
et Elizabeth uxor ejus, et dederunt, concesserunt, et per cartam 
suam confirmaverunt, Willclmo de Amyas, de Notingham, quinque 
acras et dimidiam terrae arabilis, cum pertinentiis, jacentes in Noting- 
ham ; quarum duae acrae simul jacent in Snapedale, inter terram 
Roberti Ingram, militis, ex una parte, et terram Matilldae Stoile 
ex altera ; et dimidia acra quae jacet in le Wodefeld, inter terram 
praedicti Willelmi de Amyas ex una parte, et terram quondam 
Aliciae le Paumcre ex altera, et extendit se ex utraque parte 
Lameleygate ; et duae acrae jacent in Lyngedalefeld juxta Jecory- 
hous, inter terram praedicti Willelmi de Amyas ex una parte, et 
terram Simonis de Lenton ex altera ; et una acra jacet in eodem 
campo inter terram Malyne de Morleye ex una parte, et terram 
Ricardi de Morewode ex altera, et abuttat ad unum capud super 
foreram Ricardi Dod versus fossatum Notingham', et aliud capud 
versus Lyngedalegate : habendas et tenendas praedicto Willelmo 



1336] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 29 

and broke and carried away a stile which the same WilHam n:iade 
there, and committed other offences towards him, to the serious 
damage of the said WilHam of ten shillings, and against the peace, 
and hereupon he enters suit. And the aforesaid Ralph and Emma 
came, and defended the force, etc., since, etc., and say that they did 
not enter the close of the same William, nor did they tread down, 
cut, or carry away any crop growing there, as the aforesaid William 
has set forth against them, and this they seek to verify ; and the 
aforesaid William likewise. Therefore it is commanded that a good 
inquest be summoned against the next Court, and the parties have 
the same day. And as to this that the aforesaid William says that 
the aforesaid Ralph and Emma had broken a stile which the said 
William raised, they say that it was raised in the common way 
which leads through the walls of Nottingham between the Northbarre 
and the Posterne, to the disturbance of the passage and common 
pasture of the said Ralph and Emma there, and this they seek to 
verif}^, as above. 1262, ro. i/d. 



LXIV. — Eiirobncnt of Grant to William de Amy as. 
1336, June 26. 

To this Court came Robert dc Crophull, of Nottingham, and 
Elizabeth his wife, and gave, granted, and by their charter confirmed, 
to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, five and a half acres of 
arable land, with appurtenances, lying in Nottingham ; whereof two 
acres lie together in Snapcdale, between the land of Robert Ingram, 
knight, on the one side, and the land of Matilda Stoile on the other ; 
and half an acre which lies in the Wodefeld, between the land of 
the aforesaid William de Amyas on the one side, and the land 
formerly belonging to Alice le Paumere on the other, and it extends 
on either side of Lameleygatc ; and two acres lie in Lyngedalefeld 
near Jecoryhous, between the land of the aforesaid William de 
Amyas on the one side, and the land of Simon de Lenton on the 
other ; and one acre lies in the same field between the land of 
Malyne de Morley on the one side, and the land of Richard de 
Morewode on the other, and abuts at one head upon the headland 
of Richard Dod towards the ditch of Nottingham, and the other 
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130 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l339 

de Amyas, heredibus et assignatis suis, libere, quiete, bene et in 
pace imperpetuum, de capitalibus dominis feodi illius, per servitia 
inde debita et consucta. 1262, ro. 20. 



LXV. — Foundation Deeds of the Amyas CJiantry. 
1339, April 27. 

I. — Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus de Amyas, de 
Notingham, dedi, concessi, et hac praesenti carta mea confirmavi, 
Gervasio de Barton', capellano, divina singulis diebus in Ecclesia 
Beatae Mariae Notinghamiae, pro anima mea et anima Margeriae 
uxoris meae ac Johannis filii mei, et animabus patrum ct matrum 
nostrorum, et liberorum nostrorum, ac omnium antecessorum nos- 
trorum, et omnium fidelium defunctorum, celebraturo, quinque mar- 
catas et sexdecim denaratas annui redditus ; habendas, tenendas, et 
capiendas, eidem Gervasio, et successoribus suis, capellanis, divina 
singulis diebus in eadem ecclesia pro animabus praedictis imper- 
petuum celebraturis ; videlicet, de illo tenemento quod Willelmus 
de Holm' tenet in Vico Lorimeriorum Notinghamiae, et jacet juxta 
tenementum quondam Adae Botild ex parte australi, quod quidem 
tenementum quondam fuit Willelmi Godynough, triginta solidos 
argenti ; et de tenemento quondam Johannis le Spicer, et jacet in 
eodem vico juxta tenementum praedictum quondam Willelmi Gody- 
nough praedicti ex parte australi, octo solidos argenti, quatuor 
gallinas et unum gallum ; et de omnibus tenementis simul jacenti- 
bus in Foro Cotidiano in eadem villa, inter tenementum quondam 
Laurentii le Bere ex parte orientali, et Aulam Placitorum villae 
Notinghamiae ex parte occidentali, viginti solidos ; et de tenemento 
jacente in eodem Foro Cotidiano, inter tenementum Willelmi Brian 
ex parte boriali, et tenementum quondam Johannis Flemyng ex 
parte australi, et de quadam selda quae vocatur ' le Lyerbothe ' in 
eodem Foro, decem solidos : scilicet, ad festum Inventionis Sanctae 
Crucis triginta et quatuor solidos, et ad festum Sancti Martini in 
Yeme triginta et quatuor solidos, et ad festum Natalis Domini 
quatuor gallinas et unum gallum. Concessi etiam eidem Gervasio 
et W^illelmo de Holbeck, capellanis, et eorum successoribus, capel- 
lanis, quatuor solidatas et sex denarratas annui redditus capiendas 
de tenemento Galfridi Stoyle, et jacet in Vico Carnificum in eadem 



1339] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 131 

head towards Lyngedalegate : to have and to hold to the aforesaid 
WilUam de Amyas, his heirs and assigns, freely, quietly, well and 
in peace for ever, of the chief lords of that fee, by the services there- 
fore due and accustomed. 1262, ro. 20. 



LXV^. — Foimdatioji Deeds of the Amyas Chantry. 
1339, April 27. 

I. — Know all men present and future that I William de Amyas, of 
Nottingham, have given, granted, and by this my present charter 
have confirmed, to Gervase de Barton, chaplain, celebrating divine 
service each day in the Church of the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, 
for my soul and the soul of ]\Iargery my wife and of John m}' son, 
and the souls of our fathers and mothers, and of our children, and of 
all our ancestors, and of all the faithful dead, five marks and sixteen 
pence of annual rent; to have, hold, and receive, to the same Ger- 
vase, and his successors, chaplains, celebrating divine service each 
day in the same church for ever for the souls aforesaid ; to wit, from 
that tenement which William de Holm holds in the Street of the 
Lorimers in Nottingham, and which lies near the tenement formerly 
Adam Botild's on the southern side, which same tenement was 
formerly William Godynough's, thirty shillings of silver ; and from 
the tenement formerly John le Spicer's, and which lies in the same 
street near the tenement aforesaid formerly the aforesaid William 
Godynough's on the southern side, eight shillings of silver, four hens 
and one cock; and from all the tenements lying together in the Daily 
Market in the same town, between the tenement formerly Laurence le 
Bere's on the eastern side, and the Hall of Pleas of the town of Not- 
tingham on the western side, twenty shillings; and from the tenement 
lying in the same Daily Market, between the tenement of William 
Brian on the northern side, and the tenement formerly John Fleming's 
on the southern side, and from a certain booth which is called 'the Lyer- 
bothe' in the same Market, ten shillings: to wit, at the feast of the 
Invention of the Holy Cross thirty-four shillings, and at the feast of 
Saint Martin in Winter thirty-four shillings, and at the feast of the 
Birth of Our Lord four hens and one cock. I have also granted to 
the same Gervase and William de Holbeck, chaplains, and their 
successors, chaplains, four shillings and sixpence of annual rent to 
be taken from the tenement of Geoffrey Stoyle, and which lies in 



132 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l339 

villa, juxta tenementum quondam Radulfi Stoyle ex parte australi,! 
videlicet, duos solidos et tres denarios ad festum Inventionis Sanctae 
Crucis, et duos solidos et tres denarios ad festum Sancti Martini in 
Yeme : habendas et tenendas praedictis Gervasio et Willelmo de 
Holbeck, capellanis, et eorum successoribus, capellanis ; ita quod 
praedicti Gervasius et Willelmus de Holbeck, ac successores sui, 
capellani, singulis annis die obitus mei inveniant quamdam potationem 
omnibus capellanis, clericis, et omnibus aliis hominibus venientibus 
ad obitum meum, imperpetuum : ct si praedictus redditus in parte 
vel in toto eidem Gervasio, seu alicui successorum suorum, aretro 
fuerit aliquo termino futuro imperpetuum, tunc bene liceat eidem 
Gervasio, et successoribus suis, in omnibus tenementis praedictis 
distringere quousque sit eis inde satisfactum ; ita tamen quod prae- 
dictus Gervasius, vel aliquis successorum suorum, a tempore quo 
cantaria fuerit inchoata, per octo dies cessaverint, absque rationabili 
causa, a celebratione praedicta, et alium capellanum ydoneum in loco 
suo ad celebrandum^ non posuerint, extunc ille sic cessans nichil de 
praedicto redditu exigat nee percipiat imperpetuum, set penitus ab 
eadem cantaria amoveatur, et alius capellanus in loco suo subrogetur. 
Volo etiam, post mortem praedicti Gervasii, praesentare ad dictam 
cantariam in tota vita mea, quotienscumque contigerit dictam can- 
tariam vacare. Volo etiam quod, post mortem meam, heredes et 
executores mei, in qualibet vacatione, praesentent unum ydoneum 
capellanum ad cantariam praedictam, infra viginti dies a tempore 
vacationis praedictae : et si heredes et executores mei ad dictam 
cantariam infra viginti dies a tempore quo contigerit ipsam cantariam 
vacare non praesentaverint, vel praesentare noluerint, in forma prae- 
dicta, tunc volo quod Vicarius Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae Notinghamiae, 
et Major ejusdem villae, et tres probi homines parochiae ecclesiae 
praedictae ilia vice, unum capellanum ydoneum eligant et praesentent 
ad cantariam praedictam, ad celebrandum, et capiendum redditum 
praedictum, in forma praedicta ; ita quod Vicarius praedictus, seu 
successores sui, nichil possint clamare nisi praesentationem cum sociis 
suis praedictis ilia vice, seu alias, per defectum heredum vel execut- 
orum meorum ; et si praedicti Vicarius, Major, et socii sui praedicti, 
per alios viginti dies tunc proxime sequentes a tempore quo con- 
tigerit ipsam cantariam vacare, unum capellanum ydoneum non 
praesentaverint, sicut praedictum est, tunc volo quod Prior de Novo 

' australi,'] ' boriali,' 4376. ^ ad celebrandum, ^ omitted, 4376. 



1339] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 33 

the Butchers' Street in the same town, near the tenement formerly 
Ralph Stoylc's on the southern side, to wit, two shillings and three- 
pence at the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, and two 
shillings and threepence at the feast of Saint Martin in Winter : 
to have and to hold to the aforesaid Gervase and William de 
Holbeck, chaplains, and their successors, chaplains ; on condition 
that the aforesaid Gervase and William de Holbeck, and their 
successors, chaplains, shall find for ever each year on the day of my 
death a drinking entertainment for all chaplains, clerks, and all other 
men coming to my obit : and if the aforesaid rent shall be in arrear 
in part or in the whole to the same Gervase, or any of his successors, 
at any future term for ever, then it shall be well allowed to the same 
Gervase, and his successors, to distrain in all the tenements afore- 
said until they shall be satisfied thereof; provided that if the 
aforesaid Gervase, or any of his successors, from the time when 
the chantry has been commenced shall cease for eight days, without 
reasonable cause, from the aforesaid celebration, and shall not have 
placed another suitable chaplain in his place to celebrate, he thus 
ceasing shall exact or receive nothing for ever from the aforesaid 
rent for the future, but shall be wholly removed from the same 
chantry, and another chaplain be substituted in his place. I also 
choose, after the death of the aforesaid Gervase, to present to the 
said chantry during the whole of my life, as often as it shall happen 
that the said chantry is vacant. I also will that, after my death, 
my heirs and executors shall, in every vacancy, present a suitable 
chaplain to the aforesaid chantry, within twenty days from the time 
of the aforesaid vacancy: and if my heirs and executors shall not 
have presented to the said chantry within twenty days from the 
time when the same chantry shall happen to be vacant, or will not 
present, in the form aforesaid, then I will that the Vicar of the 
Church of the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, and the Mayor of the 
same town, and three upright men of the parish of the aforesaid 
church in its name, shall elect and present a suitable chaplain to the 
chantry aforesaid, to celebrate, and to take the aforesaid rent, in 
form aforesaid ; provided that the Vicar aforesaid, or his successors, 
shall not have power to claim anything except the presentation 
with his associates aforesaid in that case, or otherwise, through the 
default of my heirs and executors : and if the aforesaid Vicar, Mayor, 
and their companions aforesaid, shall not have presented, within 



134 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIXGHAM. [l339 

Loco unum capellanum ydoneum ad dictam cantariam, infra quadra- 
ginta dies extunc proxime sequentes, praesentet. Concessi etiam 
eisdem Gervasio et Willelmo de Holbeck, capellanis, et eorum suc- 
cessoribus, capellanis, divina singulis diebus in eadem ecclesia pro 
animabus praedictis imperpetuum celebraturis, unum tenementum^ 
jacens in vico qui vocatur 'le Stonestrete' in eadem villa, inter 
tcnemcntum Walteri le Palmere ex parte australi, et tenementum 
Willelmi de Wodeburgh' ex parte boriali, et extendit se in longi- 
tudine a praedicto vico usque ad tenementum Thomae Lambock : 
habendum et tenendum eisdem Gervasio et Willelmo de Holbeck, 
et successoribus suis, capellanis, pro communi habitatione sua, im- 
perpetuum, de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servitia inde debita 
et consueta : ita quod praedicti Gervasius et Willelmus de Holbeck, 
et successores sui, capellani, inveniant imperpetuum duos cereos cerae 
de pondere sex librarum cerae, ad comburendum singulis diebus 
Dominicis et festivis in ecclesia praedicta super tumulum meum 
quamdiu missa ad summum altare fuerit in celebratione, de suis 
propriis sumptibus. In cujus rei testimonium huic cartae indentatae, 
et in quatuor partibus divisim confectae, sigillum meum est appen- 
sum : quarum una pars penes me, heredes et executores meos, 
remanet ; secunda pars penes dictum capellanum, et successores 
suos ; tertia pars penes praedictos Vicarium, Majorem, et socios suos ; 
et quarta pars penes dictum Priorem remanet. Hiis testibus : Hen- 
rico de Cestrefeld, tunc Majore villae Notinghamiae, Johanne de 
Baston et Ricardo de Halum, tunc Ballivis ejusdem villae, Willelmo 
de Gotham de Notingham, Roberto de Crophull de eadem, Johanne 
le Colier de eadem, Rogero de Botehale de eadem, Radulfo de 
Wollaton de eadem, Hugone le Spicer de eadem, Willelmo de Crop- 
hull de eadem, Willelmo de Roderham de eadem, Radulfo le Taverner 
de eadem, Johanne de Tumby de eadem,^ et aliis. Datum apud 
Notingham, die Martis proximo post festum Sancti Marci Ewan- 
gelistae, anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii post Conquestum tertio- 
decimo, anno Domini millesimo CCC™° tricesimo nono. 4377- 

\The verses printed at tJie foot of next deed also follow here.'\ 



No. 4376 adds 'cum pertinentiis.' arranged in different order, and Robert de 

In No. 4376 these witnesses are Morewode and Richard Dodd are added. 



1339] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 35 

another twenty days then next following from the time when it 
shall happen that the same chantry is vacant, a suitable chaplain, 
as is aforesaid, then I will that the Prior of Newstead shall present 
a suitable chaplain to the said chantr}', within forty days then 
next following. I have also granted to the same Ger^-ase and 
William de Holbeck, chaplains, and their successors, chaplains, cele- 
brating divine service each day in the same church for the aforesaid 
souls for ever, a tenement l}'ing in the street which is called ' the 
Stonestrete ' in the same town, between the tenement of Walter le 
Palmer on the southern side, and the tenement of William de Wood- 
borough on the northern side, and extending in length from the 
aforesaid street to the tenement of Thomas Lambock : to have and 
to hold to the same Gervase and William de Holbeck, and their 
successors, chaplains, for their common habitation, for ever, of the 
chief lords of that fee b}' the services therefore due and accustomed : 
provided that the aforesaid Gervase and William de Holbeck, and 
their successors, chaplains, shall find, at their own cost, for ever two 
candles of wax of the weight of six pounds of wax, to burn every 
Sunday and feast-day in the church aforesaid upon my tomb for so 
long as the mass at the high altar shall be in celebration. In 
testimony whereof to this present indented charter, and made 
separately in four parts, my seal is appended : whereof one part 
remains in the possession of me, my heirs and successors ; the second 
part in the possession of the said chaplain, and his successors ; the 
third part in the possession of the aforesaid Vicar, Mayor, and their 
companions ; and the fourth part in the possession of the said Prior, 
These being witnesses : Henry de Chesterfield, then Mayor of the 
town of Nottingham, John de Baston and Richard de Halam, then 
Bailiffs of the same town, William de Gotham of Nottingham, Robert 
de Crophill of the same, John le Colier of the same, Roger de Bothal 
of the same, Ralph de Wollaton of the same, Hugh le Spicer of the 
same, William de Crophull of the same, William de Rotherham of 
the same, Ralph le Taverner of the same, John de Tumby of the 
same,2 and others. Dated at Nottingham, on Tuesday next after the 
feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, in the thirteenth year of the 
reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest, in the year of 
the Lord one thousand three hundred and thirty-nine. 4377- 

\_The verses printed at the foot of next deed also folloiij /iere.] 



136 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. [l339 

II. — Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus de Amyas, 
de Notingham, dedi, concessi, et hac praesenti carta mea confirmavi, 
Willelmo de Holbeck, capellano, divina singulis diebus in Ecclesia 
Beatae Mariae Notinghamiae, pro anima mea et anima Margeriae 
uxoris meae ac Johannis filii mei, et animabus patrum et matrum 
nostrorum, et liberorum nostrorum, ac omnium antecessorum nos- 
trorum, et omnium fidelium defunctorum, celebraturo, quinque mar- 
catas et viginti denaratas annui rcdditus ; habendas et tenendas et 
capiendas eidem Willelmo de Holbeck, et successoribus suis, capel- 
lanis, divina singulis diebus in eadem ecclesia pro animabus praedictis 
imperpetuum celebraturis ; videlicet, de tenemento Roberti, filii 
Alexandri Hiry, jacente in Vico Lorimcriorum Notinghamiae, super 
corneram ex opposite tenementi Ricardi Dodde, tres solidos et 
quatuor denarios ; et de tenemento Johannis de Watenowe jacente 
in eodem vico juxta tenementum praedicti Roberti, filii Alexandri 
Hiry, ex parte australi, quod quidem tenementum praedictus Jo- 
hannes de Watenowe habet ex dono et feofifamento Willelmi de 
Crophull, tres solidos et quatuor denarios ; et de illo mesuagio quod 
praedictus Johannes de Watenowe de me tenet in feodo in eadem 
villa, et jacct in eodem vico inter tenementum meum ex parte 
australi, et tenementum praedicti Johannis de Watenowe ex parte 
boriali, quondam tenementum Willelmi de Crophull, viginti et sex 
solidos et octo denarios ; et de omnibus tenementis jacentibus in 
eodem vico inter tenementum quondam Willelmi de Depyng ex 
parte australi, et tenementum praedicti Johannis de Watenowe ex 
parte boriali, triginta solidos ; et de omnibus tenementis quondam 
Johannis de Peverwich' jacentibus in eadem villa in Foro Sabati, 
super corneram juxta le Coulane, quinque solidos: scilicet, ad festum 
Inventionis Sanctae Crucis triginta et quatuor solidos et duos 
denarios, et ad festum Sancti Martini in Yeme triginta et quatuor 
solidos et duos denarios. Concessi etiam eidem Willelmo de Hol- 
beck et Gervasio de Barton, capellanis, et successoribus suis, capel- 
lanis, quatuor solidatas et sex denaratas annui redditus capiendas de 
tenemento Galfridi Stoyle, [etc.] ^ 437^- 

I make this chartre with al my wille 1 • ^i ri ^ 

Goddes service for to ful fille ) ' ( 

Ther fore shal he have no lesse 7 , C 

f to mede 1 
Then Goddes cours that sturbles this messe) ' / 

' This deed then proceeds in the same words as deed No. I., mutatis iniitandis. 



1339] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 37 

II. — Know all men present and to come that I William de 
Amyas, of Nottingham, have given, granted, and by this my present 
charter have confirmed, to William de Holbeck, chaplain, celebrat- 
ing divine service each da}' in the Church of the Blessed Mary of 
Nottingham, for my soul and the soul of Margery my wife and of 
John my son, and for the souls of our fathers and mothers, and of our 
children, and of all our ancestors, and of all the faithful dead, five 
marks and twenty pence of annual rent ; to have and to hold and 
to receive to the same William de Holbeck, and his successors, 
chaplains, celebrating divine service each day in the same church 
for ever for the souls aforesaid ; to wit, from the tenement of Robert, 
son of Alexander Hiry, lying in the Street of the Lorimers in 
Nottingham, at the corner opposite the tenement of Richard Dodd, 
three shillings and fourpence ; and from the tenement of John de 
W^atnow lying in the same street near the tenement of the aforesaid 
Robert, son of Alexander Hiry, on the southern side, which tenement 
the aforesaid John de Watnow has of the gift and feoffment of 
William de Crophill, three shillings and fourpence ; and from that 
tenement which the aforesaid John dc Watnow holds of me in fee 
in the same town, and which lies in the same street between my 
tenement on the southern side, and the tenement of the aforesaid 
John de Watnow on the northern side, formerly the tenement of 
William de Crophill, twenty-six shillings and eightpence ; and from 
all the tenements lying in the same street between the tenement 
formerly belonging to William de Deeping on the southern side, and 
the tenement of the aforesaid John de Watnow on the northern side, 
thirty shillings ; and from all the tenements formerly belonging to 
John de Peverwich lying in the same town in the Saturday Market, 
at the corner near the Coulane, five shillings: to wit, thirty-four 
shillings and twopence at the feast of the Invention of the Holy 
Cross, and thirty-four shillings and twopence at the feast of Saint 
Martin in Winter. I have also granted to the same William de 
Holbeck and Gervase de Barton, chaplains, and their successors, 
chaplains, four shillings and sixpence of annual rent to be taken 
from the tenement of Geoffrey Stoyle, [t'/r.] ' 43/6. 

I make this charter with all my will ^ ■ a r^ 

God's service for to fulfil j ' 

Therefore shall he have no less ) 

Than God's curse that disturbs this mass) 



138 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l343 

LXVI. — Allowance of the Burgesses Liberties at Torksey. 
\IA,2, April 10. 

Memorandum quod in plena Curia tenta apud Torkiseye, die 
Mercurii proximo post festum Sanctae Eufemiae Virginis, anno regni 
Regis Edwardi Tertii post Conquestum xvj'"», venerunt Burgenses 
villae de Notyngham, et clamaverunt se esse liberos de Thelonio 
dando, et super hoc protulerunt secum cartas progenitorum Domini 
Edwardi Regis Angliae nunc, per cartam ejusdem Domini Regis 
nunc confirmatas : in qua quidem carta continetur quod Burgenses 
villae de Notingham sint quieti per totam terram Regis Angliae, 
infra nundinas et extra, videlicet, de Theolonio, Muragio, Pavagio, 
Pontagio, Tronagio, Stalagio, Tragio, Kaiagio, Pikagio, Lastagio, et 
Passagio. Et super hoc Magister Willelmus de Fyncheden, Senes- 
callus Domini Johannis Dercy, le Cosyn, de dicta Curia, cepit in- 
quisitionem ex officio per sacramcntum Willelmi de Kelfeld, et 
aliorum juratorum, si praedicti Burgenses villae Notingham' con- 
sueverunt dare Theolonium, et alias consuetudines praescriptas, apud 
Torkeseye, per aquam vel per terram, infra nundinas vel extra, post 
datas confectionis cartarum praedictarum, necne: unde compertum 
est per inquisitionem praedictam quod Burgenses praedictae villae de 
Notingham non consueverunt in aliquo temporum post datas con- 
fectionis cartarum praedictarum dare Theolonium, nee alias consue- 
tudines praescriptas, infra nundinas vel extra, per aquam nee per 
terram, infra dominium de Torkeseye. Ideo consideratum est quod 
Burgenses praedictae villae de Notingham sine Theolonio, vel aliis 
consuetudinibus pracscriptis, dandis, ibi amodo eant inde quieti. 

4389- 



LXVI I. — Recital and Confirmation by the Archbishop of York of the 
Foundation deed and licences of Mortmain for the Amy as Chantry. 

1343, September 27. 

Universis Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae filiis ad quos praesentes 
litterae pervenerint, Willelmus, permissione divina, Eboracensis Archi- 
episcopus, Angliae Primas, Sedis Apostolicae Legatus, salutem in 
sinceris amplexibus Salvatoris. Illius devotionem sinceram convenit 
pia mentis intentione fovere, qui ad divini cultus augmentum, multi- 
plicandum numerum ministrantium in ecclesia sancta Dei, ac ad 



1343] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 39 

LX\^I. — A//ozvance of the Burgesses' Liberties at Torksey. 

1342, April 10. 

Be it remembered that in full Court held at Torksey, on Wednes- 
day next after the feast of Saint Euphemia the Virgin, in the i6th 
year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest, the 
Burgesses of the town of Nottingham appeared, and claimed that 
they were free of giving Thelonium, and hereupon they brought with 
them the charters of the progenitors of the Lord Edward now King 
of England, confirmed by the charter of the same the now Lord 
King : in which charter it is contained that the Burgesses of the 
town of Nottingham shall be quit throughout the whole land of 
the King of England, within and without fairs, to wit, of Theolonium, 
Murage, Pavage, Pontage, Tronage, Stallage, Tragium, Quayage, 
Pikagium, Lastage, and Passage. And hereupon Master William de 
Finchden, Steward of the said Court of Sir John Darcy, the Cousin, 
took an inquisition by virtue of his office by the oath of William de 
Kelfeld, and other jurors, whether the aforesaid Burgesses of the 
town of Nottingham were accustomed to give Theolonium, and 
the other aforesaid customs, at Torksey, by land or by water, within 
fairs or without, after the dates of the making of the aforesaid 
charters, or not : whereupon it was found by the aforesaid inquisition 
that the Burgesses of the aforesaid town of Nottingham have not 
been accustomed at any time after the dates of the making of the 
aforesaid charters to give Theolonium, or the other aforesaid customs, 
within or without fairs, by land or by water, within the demesne of 
Torksey. Therefore it is decided that the Burgesses of the aforesaid 
town of Nottingham shall henceforth there go quit, without giving 
Theolonium, or the other aforesaid customs. 4389- 

LXVII. — Recital and Confirmation by the Archbishop of York of tlie 
Foundation deed and licences of Mortmain for the A my as Chantry. 

1343, September 27. 
To all the sons of Holy Mother Church to whom the present 
letters may come, William, by divine permission, Archbishop of York, 
Primate of England, Legate of the Apostolic See, greeting in the 
sincere embracings of the Saviour. It is seemly that his true 
devotion should be cherished who, with pious intention of mind, 
desires to bestow, with spontaneous liberality, a sufficient portion 



I40 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l343 

instituendum missarum celebrationem pcrpctuam, portionem suffi- 
cientem de suis po[ss]essionibus et facultatibus libertate cupit gratuita 
elargiri. Cum itaque cartam dilecti filii Willelmi de Amyas, de 
Notyngham, indentatam, ac ordinationcm ipsius factam, super 
quadam cantaria duorum capellanorum in Ecclesia Beatae Mariae 
Notynghamiae, ad divini nominis laudem, Sui cultus augmentum, et 
pro salute animarum, perpetuis temporibus facienda, sigillo suo 
signatas, inspeximus in haec verba : ' Sciant praesentes et futuri quod 
ego Willelmus de Amyas/ [etc., reciti?ig grant to Gervase de Barton^ 
No. LXV. — /.]. Nos Willelmus, permissione divina, Eboracensis 
Archiepiscopus, Angliae Primas, Sedis Apostolicae Legatus, supra- 
dictus, exhibitis coram nobis cartis Dominorum nostrorum Regum 
Angliae cantariam hujusmodi in dicta ecclesia perpetuo faciendam 
memorantibus, quarum tenores per ordinem subsequuntur : ' Ed- 
WARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et Dux 
Aquitanniac, omnibus ad quos praesentes litterae pervenerint, salu- 
tem. Licet dc communi consilio regni nostri statutum sit quod non 
liceat viris religiosis, scu aliis, ingredi feodum alicujus, ita quod ad 
manum mortuam deveniat, sine licentia nostra et capitalis domini 
de quo res ilia immediate tenetur ; per finem tamen qucm Willelmus 
de Mekcsburgh',1 de Notyngham, fecit nobiscum, concessimus et 
licentiam dcdimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis 
est, eidem Willelmo quod ipse quinque marcatas redditus, cum per- 
tinentiis, in Notyngham, dare possit et assignare cuidam capellano 
divina singulis diebus in Ecclesia Beatae Mariae Notyngham', pro 
anima ipsius Willelmi et animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum, 
celebraturo ; habcndas et tenendas eidem capellano, et successoribus 
suis, capellanis, divina singulis diebus in eadem ecclesia pro animabus 
praedictis imperpetuum celebraturis ; et eidem capellano quod ipse 
praedictas quinque marcatas redditus, cum pertinentiis, a praefato 
Willelmo recipere possit et tenere sibi et successoribus suis imper- 
petuum, sicut praedictum est, tenore praesentium similiter licentiam 
dedimus specialem : nolentes quod praedictus Willelmus, vel heredes 
sui, aut praefatus capellanus, aut successores sui, ratione statuti 
praedicti, per nos, vel heredes nostros, inde occasionentur in aliquo 
seu graventur: salvis tamen nobis, et aliis capitalibus dominis feodi 
illius, servitiis inde debitis et consuetis. In cujus rei testimonium has 
litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Notyng- 
' William de Amyas was also known as William de Mekesburgh (Mexborough). 



1343] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIXGHA>[. 141 

of his possessions and means for the increase of divine service, 
the multiplying of the number of those serving in God's holy 
church, and for the institution of perpetual celebration of mass. 
Whereas therefore we have inspected the indented charter of our 
well-beloved son William de Amyas, of Nottingham, and the ordi- 
nation made by him, of a chantry to be instituted for all time of two 
chaplains in the Church of the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, for the 
praise of the divine name, the increase of His worship, and for the 
health of souls, sealed with his seal, in these words : ' Know all men 
present and future that I William de Amyas,' [e^c, reciting grant to 
Gei'vase de Barton, A'^o. LXV. — /.] We William, by divine per- 
mission, Archbishop of York, Primate of England, Legate of the 
Apostolic See, aforesaid, the charters of our Lords Kings of England 
regarding such chantry to be instituted for ever in the said church 
having been exhibited before us, the tenor of which here follows in 
order : ' Ed\YARD, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of 
Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, to all to whom the present letters 
may come, greeting. Although it is ordained by the common 
counsel of our realm that men of religion, and others, shall not be 
allowed to enter the fee of another, so that it may come into mort- 
main, without our licence, and that of the chief lord of whom that 
possession is directly held ; yet, in consideration of a fine which 
William de Mexborough,i of Nottingham, has made with us, we have 
granted and given licence, for us and our heirs, as far as in us lies, 
to the said William that he may give and assign five marks of rent, 
with appurtenances, in Nottingham, to a chaplain celebrating divine 
service every day in the Church of the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, 
for the soul of the said William and the souls of all the faithful dead ; 
to have and to hold to the said chaplain, and his successors, chap- 
lains, celebrating divine service every day in the same church for the 
souls aforesaid for ever ; and, by the tenor of these presents, we have 
likewise given special licence to the said chaplain that he may receive 
and hold from the aforesaid William the aforesaid five marks of rent, 
with appurtenances, to him and his successors for ever, as is afore- 
said : we being unwilling that the aforesaid William, or his heirs, 
or the aforesaid chaplain, or his successors, should be thereupon 
impeded in aught or aggrieved by us, or our heirs, by reason of the 
statute aforesaid : but saving to us, and to the other chief lords of 
that fee, the services therefore due and accustomed. In testimony 



142 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l343 

ham, vicesimo octavo die Decembris, anno regni nostri decimo 
octavo.' I Item: * Edwardus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, 
et Dominus Hiberniae, omnibus ad quos praesentes litterae per- 
venerint, salutem. Licet de communi consilio regni nostri Angliae 
statutum sit quod non liceat viris religiosis, seu aliis, ingredi feodum 
alicujus, ita quod ad manum mortuam deveniat, sine licentia nostra 
et capitalis domini de quo res ilia immediate tenetur ; per finem 
tamen quem Willelmus de Amyas, de Notyngham, fecit nobiscum, 
concessimus et licentiam dedimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, 
quantum in nobis est, eidem Willelmo quod ipse quinque marcatas 
redditus, cum pertinentiis, in Notyngham, quae de nobis non tenentur, 
sicut per inquisitionem per dilcctum nobis Ricardum de Marton', 
Escaetorem nostrum in Comitatibus Warr[ewyk'], Leyc[estr'], No- 
tyngham', Derb[iae], et Lanc[astre'], de mandato nostro factam, et 
in Canccllariam nostram retornatam, est compertum, dare possit et 
assignare cuidam capcllano divina pro salubri statu ipsius Willelmi 
et Margeriae uxoris ejus dum vixerint, et animabus eorumdem 
Willelmi et Margeriae cum ab hac luce migraverint, ac anima 
Johannis, filii praedictorum Willelmi et Margeriae, et animabus ante- 
cessorum suorum, et omnium fidelium dcfunctorum, in Ecclesia Beatae 
Mariae de Notyngham singulis diebus celebraturo imperpetuum ; et 
eidem capellano quod ipse redditum praedictum a praefato Willelmo 
recipere possit et tenere sibi et successoribus suis, capellanis, divina 
in ecclesia praedicta pro salubri statu et animabus praedictis singulis 
diebus celebraturis imperpetuum, sicut praedictum est, tenore prae- 
sentium similiter licentiam dedimus specialem, statuto praedicto 
non obstante : nolentes quod idem Willelmus, vel heredes sui, aut 
praefatus capellanus, aut successores sui, ratione statuti praedicti, 
per nos, vel heredes nostros, justitiarios, escaetores, vicecomites, aut 
alios ballivos seu ministros nostros quoscumque occasionentur, moles- 
tentur in aliquo, seu graventur ; salvis tamen capitalibus dominis 
feodi illius servitiis inde debitis et consuetis. In cujus rei testi- 
monium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso 
apud Staunford, vicesimo die Novembris, anno regni nostri Angliae 
quinto decimo, regni vero nostri Franciae secundo.'^ Omnia et 
singula supradicta, prout continentur in serie, acceptantes, ipsa sic 
fieri debere et esse, ac imperpetuum inviolabiliter observari, ordi- 

' December 28, 1344. There is clearly ^ November 20, 1341. 

a mistake in the regnal year in this case. 



1343] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 43 

whereof wc have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness 
myself at Nottingham, the twenty-eighth, day of December, in the 
eighteenth year of our reign.' ^ Also: 'Edward, by the Grace of 
God, King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, to all to 
whom these present letters may come, greeting. Although it is 
ordained by the common counsel of our realm of England that men 
of religion, or others, shall not be allowed to enter the fee of another, 
so that it may come into mortmain, without our licence and that of 
the chief lord of whom that possession is directly held ; yet, in con- 
.sideration of a fine which William de Amyas, of Nottingham, has 
made with us, we have granted and given licence, for us and our 
heirs, as far as in us lies, to the said William that he may give and 
assign five marks of rent, with appurtenances, in Nottingham, which 
are not held of us, as is found by an inquisition made, at our command, 
by our well-beloved Richard de iSIarton, our Escheator in the Counties 
of Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster, and re- 
turned into our Chancery, to a chaplain celebrating divine service 
every day in the Church of the Blessed Mary of Nottingham for ever 
for the healthy state of the said William and of Margery his wife so 
long as they live, and for the souls of the same William and Margery 
when they shall have migrated from this life, and for the soul of 
John, the son of the aforesaid William and Margery, and for the souls 
of their ancestors, and of all the faithful dead ; and, by the tenor of 
these presents, we have likewise given special licence to the said 
chaplain that he may receive and hold the aforesaid rent from the 
aforesaid William, to him and to his successors, chaplains, celebrating 
divine service every day for ever in the aforesaid church for the 
healthy state and the souls aforesaid, as is aforesaid, the statute 
aforesaid notwithstanding ; we being unwilling that the said William, 
or his heirs, or the aforesaid chaplain, or his successors, should be 
impeded, molested or aggrieved in aught by us, or our heirs, justices, 
escheators, sheriffs, or others our bailiffs or ministers whomsoever by 
reason of the aforesaid statute : but saving to the chief lords of that 
fee the services therefore due and accustomed. In testimony whereof 
we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness myself 
at Stamford, the twentieth day of November, in the fifteenth year of 
our reign in England, but the second year of our reign in France.' ^ 
Accepting all and singular the aforesaid, as they are contained in 
this evidence, we ordain, decree, confirm, appro\'e, ratify, declare, 



144 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1348 

namus, decernimus, confirmamus, emologamus, ratificamus, pronuntia- 
mus, et etiam diffinimus in hiis scriptis, jure, jurisdictione, privilegiis, 
honore, et dignitate nostris et successorum nostrorum, ac ecclesiae 
nostrae Eboracensis antedictae, in omnibus semper salvis. In quorum 
omnium testimonium has litteras nostras patentes fieri ac nostri sigilli 
appensione fecimus communiri. Datum apud Cawode, vicesimo 
septimo die mensis Scptembris, anno Domini millesimo trescentesimo 
quadragesimo tertio, et pontificatus nostri secundo. 4391- 



LXVIII. — Transfer of a Coal-mine at Cossall. 
1348, June 26. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos praesens scriptum pervenerit, 
Willelmus de Smalleye, de Stanleye, salutcm in Domino. Noveritis 
me dedisse, concessisse, et hoc praesenti scripto meo confirmasse, 
Ricardo Stotur, de Notingham, illam dimidiam partem minerae car- 
bonum marinorum et culmorum, cum pertinentiis, in villa et in 
campis de Cossale, quam Henricus, filius Petri de Cossale, habuit de 
dono et fcoffamento Henrici, filii Ricardi de Cossale : habendam et 
tenendam praedictam dimidiam partem minerae carbonum mari- 
norum et culmorum, cum pertinentiis, praedicto Ricardo Stotur, 
heredibus et assignatis suis, de capitalibus dominis minerae prae- 
dictae in eadem forma prout plenius continetur in indenturis factis 
inter Ricardum de W'ilughb}', militem, juniorem, Priorem et Con- 
ventum de Novo Loco in Schirwod, Willelmum de Cossale Rec- 
torem Ecclesiae de Sibbesdon', Johannam uxorem Willelmi filii Adae 
de Cossale, et Robertum filium praedictac Johannae, ex una parte, 
et Robertum Plomer, de Cossale, et Johannem Shepherd, de eadem, 
et alios operatores dictae minerae in praedictis indenturis nominatos, 
ex altera, libere, quiete, bene et in pace. Et ego vero praedictus 
Willelmus, heredes et assignati mei, praedictam dimidiam partem 
minerae carbonum marinorum et culmorum durante minera prae- 
dicta, cum pertinentiis, ut supradictum est, praedicto Ricardo Stotur, 
heredibus et assignatis suis, contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus, 
acquietabimus et defendemus imperpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium 
praesentibus sigillum meum apposui. Hiis tcstibus : Roberto de 
Morewod', tunc Majore villae Notingham', Ricardo Sherman et 
Roberto de Brunneb}^ tunc BalHvis ejusdem, Johanne de Beston, 



1348] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I45 

and define in these writings that they ought and arc to be so done, 
and for ever inviolably observed, the right, jurisdiction, privileges, 
honour, and dignity of us and our successors, and of our aforesaid 
church of York, being always in ever}'thing saved. In testimony 
of all which matters we have caused these our letters to be made 
patent and to be fortified with the appending of our seal. Dated 
at Cawood, the twenty-seventh day of September, in the year of 
the Lord one thousand three hundred and forty three, and in the 
second year of our pontificate. 4391- 

LXVIII. — Transfer of a Coal-mine at Cossall. 
1348, June 26. 

To all the faithful of Christ to whom the present writing may 
come, William de Smalley, of Stanley, greeting in the Lord. Know 
ye that I have given, granted, and by this my present writing have 
confirmed, to Richard Stotur, of Nottingham, that half part of a 
mine of sea-coal and culms, with appurtenances, in the town and 
in the fields of Cossall, which Henry, son of Peter de Cossall, had of 
the gift and feoffment of Henry, son of Richard dc Cossall : to have 
and to hold the aforesaid half part of a mine of sea-coal and culms, 
with appurtenances, to the aforesaid Richard Stotur, his heirs and 
assigns, of the chief lords of the aforesaid mine in the same form as 
is more fully contained in the indentures made between Richard de 
Willoughby, knight, junior, the Prior and Convent of Newstead in 
Sherwood, William de Cossall Rector of the Church of Sibston, Joan 
wife of William son of Adam de Cossall, and Robert son of the 
aforesaid Joan, on the one part, and Robert Plomer, of Cossall, and 
John Shepherd, of the same, and other workers of the said mine 
named in the aforesaid indentures, on the other, freely, quietly, well 
and in peace. And I the aforesaid William, my heirs and assigns, 
will warrant, acquit and defend the aforesaid half part of a mine of 
sea-coal and culms for so long as the aforesaid mine exists, with 
appurtenances, as is aforesaid, to the aforesaid Richard Stotur, his 
heirs and assigns, against all men for ever. In witness whereof I 
have placed my seal to these presents. These being witnesses : 
Robert de Morewode, then Mayor of the town of Nottingham, 
Richard Sherman and Robert de Brunneby, then Bailiffs of the same, 
John de Beeston, Robert de Bccston, Richard dc Mampton, Robert 
K 



146 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [135^ 

Roberto de Beston, Ricardo de Mampton, Roberto de Chilwell tunc 
clerico, et aliis. Datum apud Notingham, die Jovis proximo post 
festum Sancti Johannis Baptistae, anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii 
post Conquestum Angliae vicesimo secundo. 4400. 

LXIX. — Licejice of MoTtniain for S. foJuis Hospital. 
1350, September 20. 

^Edwardus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, omnibus ad quos praesentes littcrac pervenerint, salutem. 
Sciatis quod, de gratia nostra speciali, concessimus et licentiam 
dedimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis est, dilectis 
nobis in Christo Magistro et Fratribus [et] Capellanis Hospitalis Sancti 
Johannis Nottingham', quod ipsi terras et tenementa cum pertinentiis 
ad valorem decem librarum per annum, tam de feodo suo proprio 
quam alieno, exceptis terris et tenementis quae de nobis tenentur in 
capite, adquirere possint : habenda et tenenda sibi et successoribus 
suis imperpetuum, Statute de terris et tenementis ad manum mortuam 
non ponendis edito non obstante ; dum tamen per inquisitiones inde 
in forma debita faciendas, et in Canccllaria nostra, vel hercdum nos- 
trorum, rite retor[n]andas, compertum sit quod id fieri possit absque 
dampno seu praejudicio nostri vel heredum nostrorum, seu aliorum 
quorumcumque. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri 
fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Clipston, xx. die Septembris 
anno regni nostri Angliae xxiiij., regni ^•ero nostri Franciae xj. 

Per breve de Privato Sigillo. 
4770, p. 23. 



LXX. — Misbehaviour of the Sub-Bailiff to the Bailiffs. 
1 35 1-2, January 25. 

[Ricardus de] Mampton et Ricardus de Pollesworth, Ballivi villae 
Notingham, queruntur de Nicholao de Oure de placito transgres- 
sionis, de eo quod ubi praedictus [Nicholaus], die Dominica proxima 
post festum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli, anno regni Regis Edwardi 
Tertii post Conquestum Angliae xxvj'o,^ attachiatus fuit ad ser- 

^ From Greaves' papers. year of Edward HI. ; Sunday, October 2, 

^ This is clearly an error for the 25th ISS'- 



1352] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I47 

de Chilwell then clerk, and others. Dated at Nottingham, on Thurs- 
day next after the feast of Saint John the Baptist, in the twenty- 
second year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the 
Conquest of England. 4400. 

LXIX. — Licence of Moiiniain for S. fohn's Hospital. 
1350, September 20. 

IED^YARD, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to all to whom the present letters shall come, 
greeting. Know ye that, of our especial grace, we have granted and 
given licence, for us and our heirs, as far as in us lies, to our well- 
beloved in Christ the ]\I aster and Brethren and Chaplains of the 
Hospital of Saint John of Nottingham, that they may acquire lands 
and tenements with appurtenances to the value of ten pounds a year, 
both of their own fee as of other fees, excepting lands and tenements 
which are held of us in chief : to have and to hold to them and their 
successors for ever, the Statute issued of not placing lands and tene- 
ments at mortmain notwithstanding ; provided however that it shall 
be found by inquisitions thereupon in the accustomed form to be 
made, and properly returned into the Chancery of us, or of our heirs, 
that this can be done without damage or prejudice to us or our heirs, 
or any others whomsoever. In testimony whereof we have caused 
these our letters to be made patent. Witness myself at Clipston, 
the 20th day of September, in the 24th year of our reign in England, 
and nth in France. 

By writ of Privy Seal. 
4770, p. 23. 

UiX.—Misbe/iaviouy of the Sub-Bailiff to the Bailiffs. 
I 35 1-2, January 25. 

[Richard de] Mampton and Richard de Pollesworth, Bailiffs of 
the town of Nottingham, make plaint of Nicholas de Ourc on a 
plea of transgression, that whereas the aforesaid [Nicholas] was 
attached, on Sunday next after the feast of Saint Michael the Arch- 
angel, in the 26th year of the reign of King Edward the Third after 
the Conquest of England,^ to serve them in the office of sub-bailiff, 
and to be their sub-bailiff until the feast of Saint IMichael the Arch- 



148 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l352 

viendum cis in officio sub-ballivi, et ad cssendum sub-ballivum comm 
usque ad festum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli anno revoluto, pro roba 
[et] pro qualibct septimana jd., et alia necessaria sibi pertinentia, ad 
facienda attachiamenta et ad levanda debita Domini Regis, extractus 
Curiae, et alia ballivam suam tangentia ; ibi praedictus Nicholaus, 
die Sabbati in fcsto Sancti Hillarii, exivit de servitio praedictorum 
Ballivorum, et ivit apud London' circa negotia aliena, contra volun- 
tatem dictorum Ballivorum, et contra statutum Domini Regis, ita 
quod praedicti Ballivi amiserunt servitium praedicti Nicholai per 
viij. dies, ad dampna dictorum Ballivorum cs., unde producunt 
sectam. Et praedictus Nicholaus attachiatus fuit, et ductus coram 
Majore, in festo Conversionis Sancti Pauli, in plena Curia, et prae- 
dictus Nicholaus cognovit et dixit aperte quod [serjvire dictis Ballivis' 
noluit, nee securitatem eis invenire, nee extractus Curiae nee aliquid 
dictos Ballivos tangens solvere. Ideo consideratum est quod prae- 
dictus Nicholaus committatur gaolae quousque securitatem inveniret 
ad serviendum dictis Ballivis,i et ad satisfaciendum eis de trans- 
gressione praedicta. I-63, ro. pd. 



LXXI. — Sa/c of Timber on Timber Hill. 
135 1-2, February 8. 

Johannes Prest queritur de Waltero le Gerther de placito debiti, 
de eo quod dictus Walterus, die Lunae in festo Sancti Georgii [anno 
regni Regis Edwardi] Tertii post Conquestum Angliae xxj.,2 apud 
Notingham, super le Tymb[er]rowe, emit de dicto Johanne duo ligna 
meremii pro iiijs. vjd., quos ei debuisset [solvisse] ad festum Pente- 
costes tunc proximo sequens, ad quem diem praedictus Johannes 
venit dicto Waltero et petiit dictos denarios, et dictus Walterus ei 
[soljvere noluit, sed d[etinuit], et adhuc dctinet, ad dampnum ipsius 
Johannis xs., unde producit sectam. Et praedictus Walterus venit, 
et defendit vim, etc., sed quando, etc., [et dicit] quod nullum denarium 
ei debet, prout versus eum narravit, et hoc petit verificari per bonam 
inquisitionem ; et dictus Johannes similiter. Ideo praeceptum est 
quod [bona inquisitio] summoneatur inter eos contra proximam 
Curiam, et partes habent eundem diem. 1263, ro. lod. 

' rZ/V/wj^a/Z/tv-c,] 'dictos Ballivos,' MS, - Monday, April 23, 1347. 



1352] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 149 

angel a year later, for a gown [and] for id. for each week, and other 
necessaries pertaining to him, to execute attachments and to levy 
the debts of the Lord King, estreats of the Court, and other things 
pertaining to his bailliwick ; the same Nicholas, on Saturday in the 
feast of Saint Hilary, left the service of the aforesaid Bailiffs, and 
went to London about the affairs of others, against the will of the said 
Bailiffs, and against the statute of the Lord King, so that the afore- 
said Bailiffs lost the service of the aforesaid Nicholas for 8 days, to 
the damage of the said Bailiffs of lOOs., wherefore they enter suit. 
And the aforesaid Nicholas was attached, and brought before the 
Mayor, in the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, in full Court, 
and the aforesaid Nicholas acknowledged and said openly that he 
would not serve the said Bailiffs, nor find them security, nor pay the 
estreats of the Court or anything touching the said Bailiffs. There- 
fore it is decided that the aforesaid Nicholas shall be committed to 
gaol until he shall find security to serve the said Bailiffs, and to 
satisfy them as to the aforesaid transgression. 1263, ro. Qd. 



LXNI. — Sale of Tivibev on Timber Hill. 
1 35 1 -2, February 8. 

John Brest makes plaint of Walter le Gerther on a plea of debt, 
of this that the said Walter, on Monday in the feast of Saint George 
in the 21st year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the 
Conquest of England,^ at Nottingham, on the Tymb[er]rowe, bought 
of the said John two stocks of timber for 4s. 6d., which he ought 
to have paid him at the feast of Easter then next following, on 
which day the aforesaid John came to the said Walter and demanded 
the said money, and the said Walter would not pay him, but with- 
held, and withholds until now, to the damage of the said John of 
I OS., wherefore he enters suit. And the aforesaid Walter comes, and 
defends the force, etc., but since, etc., and says that he owes him 
no money, as he has set forth against him, and this he seeks to 
verify by a good inquest ; and the said John likewise. Therefore it 
is commanded that a good inquest be summoned between them 
against the next Court, and the parties have the same da}-. 

1263, ro. lod. 



150 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l352 

LXXII. — Appoiiituicnt of Public SzvincJierd before the Court. 
135 1-2, March 8. 

[Ad istam Cujriam Johannes del Stepull, de Oxton, rct[entus] 
est ad officium custodis porcorum per unum annum. 1263, ro. I2d. 

LXXII I. — Horse-racing for a Wager. 
1352, June 27. 
Johannes Dauson queritur de Henrico Dromcys de placito quod 
ei injuste detinet viginti soHdos quos ei debet, et ideo injuste quod 
ubi conventum fuit inter eos apud Notingham, die Martis proximo 
post festum Invcntionis Sanctae Crucis ultimo praetcrito,^ quod prae- 
dicti Johannes et Henricus insimul equitarent dc villa de Notingham 
usque villam de West Chastrc ad certum diem ad quem iidem 
Johannes et Henricus consentircnt, scilicet, dictus Johannes super 
unum equum et dictus Henricus super unum jumentum, et dc dicta 
villa de West Chastre redirent super dictos equos usque villam de 
Notingham absque aliqua mora, ita quod si quis eorum tardius 
venisset ad villam de Notingham, daret alteri prius venienti xxs. 
argenti die crastino adventus sui, et super hoc praedictus Johannes 
vcnit ad praedictum Henricum ad diem assignatum, et praemunivit 
eum venire et implere conventionem praedictam ; dictus Henricus 
non venit, nee adimplevit conventionem praedictam, per quod dictus 
Johannes saepius post venit praedicto Henrico, et supplicavit eum 
solvere ei praedictos xxs. ; solvere noluit, set detinuit, et adhuc 
detinet, ad dampnum ipsius Johannis xld., unde producit sectam, etc. 
Et praedictus Henricus venit, et defendit vim, etc., et quicquid, etc., 
et dicit quod nullam talem conventionem fecit cum dicto Johanne 
prout versus eum narravit, et ad hoc vadiavit legem suam cum xij^ 
manu sua, et habet diem usque proximam Curiam. 1 263, ro. 2od. 



LXXIV. — Allowance of the right of the Couimunity to 

tastiire in B as ford. 

1352, July 30. 

Ceste endenture fait par entre Avereye de Sulny, chivaler, dun 
part, e le Meire e les Burgeys e la Communalte de la ville de Noting- 

' Tuesday, May 9, 1352. 



1352] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 151 

LXXII. — Appointment of Public Swineherd before the Court. 
135 1-2, March 8. 

At this Court John del Stepull, of Oxton, was engaged for the 
office of keeper of the swine for one year. 1263, ro. I2d. 

LXXII I. — Horse-racing for a Wager. 
1352, June 27. 

John Dawson makes plaint of Henry Dromeys on a plea that he 
unjustly detains twenty shillings which he owes him, and therefore 
unjustly because whereas it was agreed between them at Nottingham, 
on Tuesday next after the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross 
last past,i that the aforesaid John and Henry should ride in company 
from the town of Nottingham to the town of West Chester on a 
certain day upon which the same John and Henry should agree, 
that is to say, the said John upon a horse and the said Henry 
upon a draught-horse, and that they should return from the said 
town of West Chester upon the said horses to the town of Notting- 
ham without any delay, so that if one of them should arrive later 
than the other at the town of Nottingham, he should give to the other 
arriving before him 20s. of silver on the morrow of his arrival, and 
hereupon the aforesaid John came to the aforesaid Henry on the day 
assigned, and warned him to come and fulfil the aforesaid agreement ; 
the said Henry did not come, nor did he fulfil the aforesaid agree- 
ment, wherefore the said John came very often afterwards to the 
aforesaid Henry, and desired him to pay him the aforesaid 20s. ; he 
would not pay, but he withheld it, and withholds it up to this time, 
to the damage of the said John of 40d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. 
And the aforesaid Henry comes, and defends the force, etc., and 
whatsoever, etc., and says that he made no such agreement with the 
said John as he has set forth against him, and as to this he waged 
his law with a band of 1 2, and he has day until the next Court. 

1263, ro. 2od. 

LXXIV. — Alloivance of the right of the Community to 

pasture in B as ford. 

1352, July 30. 

This indenture made between Avery de Sulney, knight, of the 

one part, and the Mayor and the Burgesses and the Community of 

the town of Nottingham, of the other part, witnesses that whereas 



152 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l353 

ham, dautre part, tesmoigne qe com debate y fust par cntre les 
avantditz Avereye e le Meir e les Burgeis c Communalte susditz, de 
ceo qe les avantditz ]\Icir, Burgeys, e la Communalte susditz clameront 
commune de pasture en le boys e en les brueres de Baseford, deinz 
les boundes de la Foreste de Shirwod, auxibien par gard fait com 
saunz gard, appendaunt a lour fraunk tenement en Notingham, et pur 
qucle commune seoffrer Ic dit Avereye clama davoir de checun grosse 
best communaunt en la dite pasture un denier par an : les avantditz 
Avereye, Meire, e les Burgeys, e la Communalte susditz, sont acordetz 
qe le dit Avereye graunt, pur luy c pur ses heirs, qe les avantditz 
Meir, e Burgeis, e la Communalte susditz, averount lour commune dc 
pasture a eux, e a checun de eux, e a lour heirs e a lour assignes, ove 
checun manere de best en la dite pasture, saunz rien doner pur la 
dite comune, avoire com' appendaunt a lour fraunk tenement en 
Notingham. Et Ic dit Avereye, e ses heirs, la dite commune de 
pasture a les avantditz Meir, e Burgeys, e Communalte, e a checun 
de eux, lour heirs e lour assignes, garauntront a touz jours. En 
tesmoignance de quele chose a cestes presentes endentures les parties 
avantditz entrechaungeablement ount mys lour seals, par yceux 
tesmoignes : Richard de Wylughby, chivaler, le sus, Richarde de 
Wylughby, chivaler, pu[is]ne, Gerveys de Clifton, chivaler, Johan 
de Waleys, chivaler, Johan de Annesleye, chivaler, Richard de 
Strelleye, William de Eland, Richard de Stapulford, Robert de 
Cokfeld, Hugh Martell, e autres. Escrit a Notyngham, le Lundy 
prochein apres la feste de Seynt Jak' I'Apostle, Ian du reine le Roi 
Edward Tierce apres le Conquest vynt sisme. 4402. 



LXXV. — Charge of breaking down a Wooden Bridge 
near the Causezvay. 

1353. August 7. 

Robertus Ferthing', querens, optulit se versus Thomam le Nethird, 
defendentem, de placito transgressionis, eo quod ubi praedictus 
Thomas, die Martis proximo ante festum Sancti Jacobi Apostoli 
ultimo praeteritum,! parvum pontem juxta calcetum fregit, et duas 
plaunkes ibidem sursum cepit, per quod fossata impejorantur et 
franguntur ad dampnum dimidiae marcae, et inde producit sectam, 

' Tuesday, July 23, 1353. 



I353J RECORDS OK THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I 53 

debate has existed between the aforesaid Avery and the Mayor and 
the Burgesses and Community abovesaid, because the aforesaid 
]\Iayor, Burgesses and Community abovesaid claimed common of 
pasture in the wood and in the lings of Basford, within the bounds of 
the Forest of Sherwood, as well for ward made as without ward, 
appertaining to their free tenement in Nottingham, and for allowing 
which common the said Avery claimed to have of each great beast 
commoning in the said pasture one penny a year : the aforesaid 
Avery, the Mayor and the Burgesses and the Community abovesaid, 
are accorded that the said Avery grants, for him and his heirs, that 
the aforesaid Mayor, and Burgesses, and the Community abovesaid, 
shall have their common of pasture to them, and to each of them, 
and to their heirs and to their assigns, with all kinds of beasts in the 
said pasture, without giving anything for the said common, to have 
as appendant to their free tenement in Nottingham. And the said 
Avery, and his heirs, will warrant the said common of pasture to the 
aforesaid Mayor, and Burgesses, and Community, and to each of them, 
their heirs and their assigns, for ever. In witness whereof the parties 
aforesaid have interchangeably set their seals to these presents, by 
these witnesses : Richard de Willoughby, knight, the elder, Richard 
de Willoughby, knight, the younger, Gervase de Clifton, knight, 
John de Walleis, knight, John de Annesley, knight, Richard de 
Strelley, William de Eland, Richard de Stapelford, Robert de Cock- 
field, Hugh Martel, and others. Written at Nottingham, on Monday 
next after the feast of Saint James the Apostle, in the twenty-sixth 
year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest. 

4402. 

LXXV. — Charge of breaking dozvn a Wooden Bridge 
near the Caiisezoay. 

1353, August 7. 

Robert Ferthing, complainant, offered himself against Thomas le 
Neatherd, defendant, on a plea of trespass, because whereas the 
aforesaid Thomas, on Tuesday next before the feast of Saint James 
the Apostle last past,' broke down the small bridge near the causeway, 
and took up two planks there, by which the ditches are impaired 
and broken to the damage of half a mark, and hereupon he enters 
suit, etc. And the aforesaid Thomas comes, and defends the force. 



154 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l354 

etc. Et praedictus Thomas venit, et defendit vim, etc., et quando, 
etc., et dicit quod non est culpabilis de transgressione praedicta, 
prout versus eum narravit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur ; et prae- 
dictus Robertus similiter. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire 
faciant xij. contra proximam Curiam, et partes habent eundem diem, 
etc. I 1264, ro. 23d. 

LXXVI.^^-^/Zwjt' of a Decennary in the execution of his dnty. 
1353, November 27. 

Rogcrus de Grantham, quercns, optulit sc versus Adam Bou- 
stringer, defcndentem, de placito transgression is ; et queritur de co 
quod, ubi dictus Rogerus, die Veneris in festo Omnium Sanctorum, 
anno regni regis nunc xxvijo,^ venit apud Notingham, in le Seterday- 
market, pro officio suo de decenario faciendo, idem Adam ipsum 
Rogerum falsum ct infidelem vocavit, per quod dictus Rogerus 
bonam crcdentiam totaliter amisit, ad dampna, etc., xs., unde pro- 
ducit scctam. Et praedictus Adam venit, et defendit vim, etc., et 
dicit quod in nullo est culpabilis, prout praedictus Rogerus versus 
eum narravit, et super hoc ponit se super Curiam ; et praedictus 
Rogerus similiter. Ideo praeceptum est quod bona inquisitio sum- 
moneatur contra proximam [Curiam]. 1265, ro. 5. 



LXXVII. — Grant of a Corrody in the Abbey of Neivbo. 
1354, July 10. 

Ad istam Curiam venit Prater Johannes dei Pacia,^ Abbas de 
Neubo, et petit quoddam scriptum irrotulari sub illo qui sequitur 
tenore : ' Omnibus Christi fidelibus hoc praesens scriptum visuris vel 
audituris. Prater Johannes dei Pacia, Abbas de Neubo,-^ et ejusdem 
loci Conventus, salutem in Domino sempiternam. Noverit universitas 
vestra nos, unanimi voluntate et totius capituli nostri consensu, 
dedisse, concessisse, et hoc praesenti scripto nostro confirmasse. 
Domino Thomae Lambok, de Notingham, capellano, quoddam 
corrodium canonicale singulis diebus quoad vixerit, in domo nostra 
de Neubo plenius percipiendum, continens unum panem conven- 

' This entry has been cancelled. 3 This appears to be a mistake for 

* Friday, November I, 1353. 'Dei gratia.' 



1354] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 155 

etc., and since, etc., and says that he is not guilty of the aforesaid 
trespass, as he has set forth against him, and he seeks that this may 
be inquired into ; and the aforesaid Robert Hkewise. Therefore the 
Baihffs are commanded to cause 12 men to appear against the next 
Court, and the parties have the same day, etc' 1264, ro. 23d. 



LXXVI. — Abuse of a Decoinary in the execution of his duty. 
1353, November 27. 

Roger de Grantham, plaintift', appeared against Adam Bowstringer, 
defendant, on a plea of trespass; and he makes plaint against him 
that, whilst the said Roger, on Friday in the feast of All Saints, in 
the 27th year of the reign of the present king,^ came, at Nottingham, 
in the Seterday Market, to execute his office of decennary, the same 
Adam called the said Roger false and unfaithful, by which the said 
Roger lost good credit altogether, to the damage, etc., of los., 
wherefore he enters suit. And the aforesaid Adam comes, and 
defends the force, etc., and says that he is in no manner guilty as 
the same Roger has set forth against him, and hereupon he places 
himself upon the Court ; and the aforesaid Roger likewise. There- 
fore it is ordered that a good inquest be summoned against the 
next Court. 1265, ro. 5. 

LXXVn. — Grant of a Corrody in the Abbey of Neivbo. 
1354, July 10. 

To this Court comes Brother John dei Pacia,^ Abbot of Newbo, 
and desires a writing to be enrolled under the tenor which follows : 
' To all the faithful of Christ seeing or hearing this present writing. 
Brother John dei Pacia, Abbot of Newbo,^ and the Convent of that 
place, greeting in the Lord everlasting. Know ye generally that we, 
with unanimous will and the consent of our whole chapter, have 
given, granted, and by this our present writing have confirmed, to 
Sir Thomas Lambock, of Nottingham, chaplain, the corrody of 
a canon every day for so long as he lives, to be fully received in 
our house of Newbo, comprising one conventual loaf, and one flagon 
of ale, and other necessary services in meat, fish, milk-foods, and 

*■ The Premonstratensian Abbey of Neubo or Ne%s both, Co. Lincoln. 



156 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l354 

tualem, ct unam lagcnam servisiae, et alia servitia nccessaria in 
carnibus, piscibus, lacticiniis, et omnibus aliis cduliis atque pitanciis, 
in aula sive in refectorio, vel in infirmitorio, vel aliis locis honcstis et 
oportunis, prout uni canonico dictae domus in mensa plenius attri- 
buitur seu ministratur, ac etiam percipiat quolibet anno duas marcas 
argenti ad duos anni tcrminos, videlicet, ad festa Sancti Michaelis et 
Paschac, per aequalcs portioncs, et unam tunicam pretii dimidiae 
marcac, necnon et focalia pro camera sua in dicta domo de Neubo 
sufficienter, una cum aula quae quondam fuit Willelmi Dive, de 
Newerk, cum selario eidem adjunct© versus orientem, [et] servie[n]te 
in tota vita sua specialiter deputato.^ Insuper, dicti Abbas et Con- 
vcntus concesserunt, pro se et successoribus suis universis, praedicto 
Domino Thomae singulis diebus in vita sua quamdam liberationem, 
pro quodam suo garcione ei serviente, in pane, potu, et companagio, in 
domo sua praedicta de Neubo recipiendam, prout uni garcioni in 
stabula Abbatis attribuitur. Secreta etiam domus praedictae de 
Neubo praedictus Dominus Thomas, tanquam confrater capituli 
nostri, intus et foras sub sigillo confessionis et secreti, tegere tcnctur 
necnon et rcticere. In cujus rei testimonium sigilla partium alter- 
natim sunt appensa. Datum apud Neubo in pleno capitulo nostro, 
die Jovis proximo post festum Translationis Sancti Thomae Martiris, 
anno Domini millcsimo CCC"'° liiij^o' 1265, ro. 14. 

LXXVIII. — Connection of the Mayors Clerk ivith the Borough Court. 

'354- J^iiy 30. 

Inquisitio inter Thomam Illeawey et Henricum Bulter, querentes, 
et Thomam de Braclcy et Margeriam uxorem ejus, defendentes, 
ponitur in respectu contra proximam, eo quod dicit Major quod 
Ballivus qui est prosecutus arraiavit panellum, et ideo Clericus 
Majoris de novo dictum panellum arraiabit. 1265, ro. gd. 



LXXIX. — Charge of Rape against the Vicar of S. Marys. 
1354, September 10. 

Adam Packer qucritur de Thoma, Vicario Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae 
Notingham', de placito transgressionis ; et queritur de eo quod idem 

' deputato,\ 'deputata,' MS. 



1354] RECORDS OF THE P.OROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 57 

all other eatables and pittances, in the hall or refectory, or infirmary, 
or other proper and opportune places, as is fully allowed or served 
out to a canon of the said house at table, and he shall also receive 
each year two marks of silver at two terms of the year, to wit, at 
the feasts of Saint Michael and Easter, by equal portions, and a 
tunic of the value of half a mark, and sufficient firewood for his 
chamber in the said house of Newbo, together with the hall which 
was formerly William Dive's, of Newark, with the cellar adjoining 
the same towards the east, and a servant specially detailed for his 
whole life. Moreover, the said Abbot and Convent have granted 
for them and all their successors, to the aforesaid Sir Thomas a 
livery every day of his life, for a groom serving him, in bread, 
drink, and other fare, to be received in their said house of Newbo, 
as is allowed to a groom in the Abbot's stable. The aforesaid Sir 
Thomas, as a brother of our chapter, is bound to keep and also 
conceal the secrets of the aforesaid house of Newbo, within and 
without doors, under the seal of confession and secrecy. In tes- 
timony whereof the seals of the parties are alternately appended. 
Dated at Newbo in our full chapter, on Thursday next after the 
feast of the Translation of Saint Thomas the Martyr, in the year of 
the Lord one thousand three hundred and fifty-four.' 1265, ro. 14. 



LXXVIII. — Connection of the Mayor's Clerk ivitJi the Borough Court. 

1354, July 30. 

The inquest between Thomas Illeawey and Henry Bultcr, plain- 
tiffs, and Thomas de Brackley and Margery his wife, defendants, is 
placed in respite until the next [Court], because the Mayor says 
that the Bailiff who prosecuted drew up the panel, and therefore the 
Mayor's Clerk shall draw up the said panel anew. 1265, ro. 9d. 



LXXIX. — Charge of Rape against the Vicar of S. Marys. 
1354, September 10. 

Adam Packer makes plaint of Thomas, Vicar of the Church of 
the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, on a plea of trespass ; and he 
makes plaint that the said Thomas, on Thursday in Easter week, in 



158 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l355 

Thomas, die Jovis in septimana Paschae, anno regni regis nunc 
vicesimo octavo/ quamdam^ saepem dicti Adae pertransivit, et 
hostium domus dicti Adae vi et armis frcgit, ac Agnetem uxorem 
suam in lecto suo jacentem ipsa invita vitiavit, et duos solidos argenti 
in loculo dictae Agnetis existentes ccpit et asportavit, ad grave 
dampnum ipsius Adae centum librarum, unde producit sectam. Et 
pracdictus Thomas venit, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod intendit 
quod Curia non potest illam querelam determinare, quia vitiare 
mulierem ipsa invita significat raptum. Ideo judicium super eo 
ponitur in respectu contra proximam [Curiam]. Et ulterius dicit 
quod 3 1265, ro. i id. 

LXXX. — Carriage of Water by Bushels. 
1 354-5' January 7- 

[Willelmus Bajrbour, querens, optulit .se versus Robertum le 
Waterledcr, dcfendentem, de placito convcntionis; et queritur de eo 
quod ubi idem Willelmus convenit cum [dicto] Roberto, per Matill- 
dam uxorem ejus, ad serviendum ei in cariando aquam pro pan- 
doxatione per busellos, a festo Sancti Michaclis Archangeli, anno 
regni regis [nunc xjxvlijo, usque ad idem fcstum anno revoluto, et 
ulterius ad libitum ipsius Willelmi, ratione cujus conventionis idem 
Willelmus reliquit unum .... eattein in eodem servitio; idem 
Robertus convcntionem inde inter eos factam fregit, ad grave 
dampnum ipsius Willelmi viginti solidorum, [unde projducit sectam. 
Et praedictus Robertus venit, et dicit quod nullam talem convcnt- 
ionem cum dicto Willelmo fecit, ut idem versus eum [najrravit, et 
hoc vult verificare per bonam inquisitionem; et praedictus Willelmus 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est quod summoneatur bona inquisitio 
contra proximam [Curiam] inter partes praedictas. 

Inquisitio dicit quod nullam convcntionem fecit. Ideo nihil 
r[espondeat], set sit in misericordia. 1266, ro. 5. 



LXXX I. — Presentment of Theft by a Decennary. 

1354-5- 

Praesentatum est per Willelmum Glover, Decenarium, quod Mar- 
geria, uxor Thomae le Watervvord, furabatur duas aucas quae fuerunt 

' Thursday, April 17, 1354. ' qtiaindani,] 'quoddam,' MS. 



1355] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. I 59 

the twenty-eighth year of the reign of the present king,^ passed 
through a fence of the said Adam's, and broke the door of the said 
Adam's house with force and arms, and viokated, against her will, 
Agnes his wife l}'ing in her bed, and took and carried away two 
shillings of silver from the pocket of the said Agnes, to the serious 
damage of the said Adam of a hundred pounds, wherefore he enters 
suit. And the aforesaid Thomas comes, and defends the force, etc., 
and says that he contends that this Court cannot decide this plea, 
because to violate a woman against her will imports a rape. There- 
fore judgment of this is put in respite until the next Court. And 
moreover he says that"* 1265, ro. i id. 

LXXX. — Carriage of Water by Biis/ic/s. 
1354-5. January 7. 

William Barber, complainant, appeared against Robert le Water- 
leader, defendant, on a plea of agreement ; and he makes complaint 
that whereas the said William agreed with the said Robert, by Matilda 
his wife, to serve him in carrying water for brewing by bushels, from 
the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, in the 28th year of the 
reign of the present king, until the same feast a year later, and 
longer at the will of the said William, by reason of which agreement 
the said William left a .... in the same service; the said Robert 
broke the agreement thereupon made between them, to the serious 
damage of the said William of twenty shillings, wherefore he enters 
suit. And the aforesaid Robert comes, and says that he made no 
such agreement with the said William as the said William has set 
forth against him, and this he will verify by a good inquest; and 
the aforesaid William likewise. Therefore it is commanded that a 
good inquest be summoned against the next Court between the 
parties aforesaid. 

The inquest says that he made no agreement. Therefore let him 
not answer, but be in ' miscricordia.' 1266, ro. 5. 

LXXXI. — Presentnieiit of TJieff by a Decennary. 

1354-5- 

It was presented by William Glover, Decennary, that Margery, 
the wife of Thomas le Waterword, stole two hawks which belonged 

3 The entry finishes thus abruptly. 



l6o RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l355 

Stephani Romylowe, Constabularii Castri villae Notingham', et sic 
venit, ducta ad gaolam per eundem deccnarium. Manucaptores 
ipsius Margeriae: Johannes de Beston, barker, et Robertus de 
Warton. 1266, ro. 6d. 

LXXXII. — Picas relating to the Repairing of a Pyx 
of the Priory of Lenton. 

1355, April. 

Petrus,! Prior de Lenton', per attornatum suum, querens, optulit 
se versus Walterum le Goldesmyth, defendentem, de placito con- 
ventionis; et queritur de eo quod, ubi idem Petrus, die [Lujnae 
proximo ante festum Purificationis Beatac Mariae Virginis, anno 
regni regis nunc xxix^o,^ apud Notingham, in domo ipsius Walteri, 
per quemdam Dawnestes, suum commonacum, convenit cum dicto 
Waltero ad reparandum unum vasum de cristallo ad portandum 
corpus Domini Nostri Jhesu Christi, cum argento ct auro puro, idem 
Walterus conventionem indc inter eos factam fregit, in hiis tribus: 
non faciendo praedictum vas de argento puro, neque bene et com- 
petenter deaurando, ac in soudando praedictum vas cum tynneto, 
ubi deberet soudare cum argento, ad grave dampnum ipsius Prions 
c. solidorum, unde producit sectam. Et praedictus Walterus venit, 
et dicit quod nullam conventionem indc inter eos factam fregit, ut 
idem Prior versus eum narravit, set bene et competenter praedictum 
vas reparavit, et hoc vult verificare per bonam inquisitionem ; et 
praedictus Prior similiter. Ideo praeceptum est quod summoneatur 
bona inquisitio contra proximam [Curiam] inter partes praedictas. 

Petrus, Prior de Lenton', querens, optulit se versus Walterum le 
Goldesmyth, defendentem, de placito debiti; et queritur de eo quod 
ei injuste detinet unum noble et unum obolum auri, et ideo injuste 
quod, ubi idem Petrus Prior, die Lunae proximo ante festum Puri- 
ficationis Beatae Mariae Virginis, anno regni regis nunc xxix"^ 
apud Notingham, per servientem suum, tradidit eidem Waltero duas 
nobles de auro, ad deaurandum unum vasum de cristallo, ad port- 
andum corpus Domini Nostri Jhesu Christi, quod quidem vasum 
unum obolum deauravit; idem Prior, per praedictum servientem 
suum, venit et petiit praedictum noble et obolum; idem Walterus 

' He is called Peter de Abbeville in - Monday, Jan. 26, 1354-5. 

1265, ro. 4. 



1355] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. l6l 

to Stephen Romylowe, Constable of the Castle of the town of 
Nottingham, and so she comes, having been led to gaol by the same 
decennary. Pledges of the same Margery: John de Beeston, barker, 
and Robert dc Warton. 1266, ro. 66. 

LXXXII. — P/eas relating to the Repairing of a Pyx 
of the Priory of Lenton. 

1355, April. 

Peter,! Prior of Lenton, complainant, b\^ his attorney, appeared 
against Walter le Goldsmith, defendant, on a plea of agreement; and 
he complains that, whereas the same Peter, on Monday next before 
the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin ]\Iary, in the 
29th year of the reign of the present king,^ at Nottingham, in the 
house of the same Walter, by one Dawnestes, his fellow-monk, agreed 
with the said Walter to repair a vessel of crystal to carry the body 
of Our Lord Jesus Christ, wath pure silver and gold, the same Walter 
broke the agreement thereupon made between them, in these three 
particulars : in not making the said vessel of pure silver, nor well and 
suitably gilding it, and in soldering the aforesaid vessel with tin, 
whereas he should have soldered it with silver, to the serious damage 
of the said Prior of 100 shillings, wherefore he enters suit. And 
the aforesaid Walter comes, and says that he has broken no agree- 
ment hereupon made between them, as the same Prior has set forth 
against him, but that he repaired well and suitably the aforesaid 
vessel, and this he will verify by a good inquest; and the aforesaid 
Prior likewise. Therefore it is ordered that a good inquest be sum- 
moned against the next Court between the parties aforesaid. 

Peter, Prior of Lenton, complainant, appeared against Walter le 
Goldsmith, defendant, on a plea of debt ; and he makes plaint 
that he unjustly withholds from him a noble and a halfpenny of 
gold, and unjustly because, whereas the same Peter the Prior, on 
Monday next before the feast of the Purification of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, in the 29th year of the reign of the present king, at 
Nottingham, by his servant, delivered to the same Walter two nobles 
of gold, to gild a vessel of crystal with, to carry the body of Our Lord 
Jesus Christ, which vessel he gilded with a halfpenny; the same Prior, 
by his aforesaid servant, came and sought the aforesaid noble and 
halfpenny; the same Walter would not pay them, but withheld them, 
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1 62 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [135^ 

dictos solvere noluit, set detinuit, et adhuc dctinet, minus juste, ad 
dampnum ipsius Prions centum solidorum, unde producit sectam. 
Et praedictus Walterus venit, et dicit quod nihil ei debet, nee 
detinuit, nee tradidit, ut idem versus eum narravit, et hoc vult veri- 
ficare per bonam inquisitionem; et praedictus Prior similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est quod summoneatur bona inquisitio contra proximam 
inter partes praedictas. 

Walterus le Goldesmyth, querens, optulit se versus Petrum, 
Priorem de Lenton', de placito dcbiti; et queritur de eo quod ei 
injuste detinet xxxvjs. argenti, et ideo injustc quod, ubi idem Prior, 
die Lunae proximo ante festum Purificationis Beatae Mariae Vir- 
ginis, anno regni regis nunc xxix"°, apud Notingham, per quemdam 
Dawestes, suum commonacum, recognovit se teneri eidem Waltero in 
praedictis xxxvjs. pro reparatione cujusdam vasi de cristallo, ad 
portandum corpus Domini Nostri Jhesu Christi, solvendis eidem die 
Lunae in prima septimana Quadragesimae tunc proxima sequente, 
ad quem diem idem Prior, Hcet saepius requisitus, nihil ei solvit, sed 
denarios praedictos detinuit, et adhuc detinet, minus juste, ad grave 
dampnum ipsius Walteri c. solidorum, unde producit sectam. Et 
praedictus Prior, per attornatum suum, venit, et dicit quod nihil ei 
debet ut idem versus cum narravit, et hoc vult verificare per bonam 
inquisitionem; ct praedictus Walterus similiter. Ideo praeceptum 
est quod bona inquisitio [summoneatur] contra proximam [Curiam] 
inter partes praedictas. 1266, ro. /d. 



LXXXIII. — Release of the Acknoivledgineiit paid by the Burgesses 
for Conwion of Pasture in Basford. 

1356, April 30. 

^Omnibus Christi fidelibus hoc praesens scriptum visuris vel 
audituris, Robertus de Cokfeld, miles, salutem in Domino. Cum 
Major et Burgenses villae Notinghamiae michi et heredibus meis 
teneantur in quodam annuo redditu sex solidorum et octo denari- 
orum, per scriptum suum sigillo communi sigillatum, pro quadam 

' There are two copies of this release, et Communitatem villae Not., et Robertum 

both bearing Cockfield's seal. No. 4405 is Cokfeld, pro Baseford Lyngez et Baseford 

endorsed in a hand of about the end of the Wodde.' 
15th century: 'Inter Majorem, Burgenses, 



1356] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 63 

and withholds tlicm up to this time, unjustly, to the damage of the 
same Prior of a hundred shillings, wherefore he enters suit. And 
the aforesaid Walter comes, and says that he owes him nothing, 
nor withholds anything, nor delivered anything, as the same has set 
forth against him, and this he will verify by a good inquest; and the 
aforesaid Prior likewise. Therefore it is ordered that a good inquest 
be summoned against the next [Court] between the aforesaid parties. 
Walter le Goldsmith, complainant, appeared against Peter, Prior 
of Lenton, on a plea of debt; and he makes plaint that he unjustly 
withholds 36s. in silver, and unjustly because, whereas the same 
Prior, on Monday next before the feast of the Purification of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, in the 29th year of the reign of the present 
king, at Nottingham, by one Dawestes, his fellow-monk, acknow- 
ledged himself to be bound to the said Walter in the aforesaid 36s. 
for the repairing of a certain vessel of crystal, to carry the body of 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, to be paid to the same on Monday in the 
first week of Lent then next following, on which day the same Prior, 
although frequently requested, paid him nothing, but withheld the 
aforesaid money, and withholds up to this time, unjustly, to the 
serious damage of the said Walter of 100 shillings, wherefore he 
enters suit. And the aforesaid Prior comes, by his attorney, and 
says that he owes him nothing as he has set forth against him, and 
this he will verify by a good inquest; and the aforesaid Walter like- 
wise. Therefore it is commanded that a good inquest be summoned 
against the next Court between the aforesaid parties. 1266, ro. yd. 

LXXXIII. — Release of the Acknowledgment paid by the Burgesses 
for Common of Pasture in Basford. 

1356, April 30. 

I To all the faithful of Christ seeing or hearing this present writing, 
Robert de Cockficld, knight, greeting in the Lord. Whereas the 
Mayor and Burgesses of the town of Nottingham are bound to me 
and my heirs in an annual rent of six shillings and eightpencc, by 
their writing sealed with their common seal, for having a common 
of pasture, with all their animals and cattle whatsoever, in Basford 
Wood and in the lings of the same vill of Basford (which is in the 
Forest of Sherwood) belonging to me, as is more fully contained in 
the aforesaid writing: know ye that I have for ever granted, remitted. 



1 64 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [iSS^ 

communa pasturae, cum omnibus animalibus et averiis suis quibus- 
cumque, habenda in Baseford-wode et in brueris ejusdem villae de 
Baseford (quae est in Foresta de Shirewode) ad me pertinente.^ 
prout in praedicto scripto plenius continetur:^ noveritis me, pro me 
et heredibus meis, imperpetuum concessisse, remisisse, et quictum 
clamasse, praedictis Majori et Burgensibus villae Notinghamiae, et 
eorum heredibus et successoribus suis, liberam communam pasturae 
ad me pertinentem,^ cum omnibus animalibus et averiis suis quibus- 
cumque, in villa et locis praedictis, in forma praedicta,"^ ac etiam totum 
jus meum ct clamcum quod habco, habui, seu aliquo modo habere 
potui seu potero, in praedicto annuo rcdditu sex solidorum et octo 
denariorum, ita quod ncc ego, praedictus Robertus, nee heredes mei, 
nee aliquis nomine nostro, in praedicto annuo redditu aliquam 
actionem habere poterimus imperpetuum, set ab omni actione simus 
exclusi per praesentes. Et ego vero praedictus Robertus, et heredes 
mei, praedictam communam pasturae, cum pertinentiis suis, ad me 
pertinentem,3 praedictis Majori et Burgensibus, et eorum heredibus 
et successoribus suis,^ in forma praedicta,'^ contra omnes gentes^ 
warantizabimus ct defendemus imperpetuum. In cujus rei testi- 
monium huic praesenti scripto sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus: 
Ricardo de Wylughby, milite, seniore, Rogero Michell' tunc^ Vicc- 
comite Notinghamiae, Willelmo de Eland, Ricardo de Strelleye, 
Stephano dc Brokelstowe, Hugone Martell, Ricardo de Stapulford, 
Roberto dc Brampcote, Willelmo filio Ricardi de Beston, Willelmo 
de Mamchastr' de eadem, Roberto de Cossale, et aliis. Datum apud 
Notingham, die Sabbati proximo post festum Paschae, anno regni 
Regis Edwardi Tertii post Conquestum Angliae tricesimo. 

4404, 4405. 

LXXXIV. — Action against the Common Neatherd for Cattle 
impounded th'OiigJi his neglect. 

1356, July 6. 

Ricardus de Lyndeby, clerk, querens, optulit se versus Thomam 
le Nethird, defendentem, de placito transgressionis; et queritur de 
eo quod ubi dictus Ricardus, die Jovis proximo ante festum Apos- 
tolorum Petri et Pauli, anno regni regis nunc xxx"^o^8 tradidit dicto 

' ad me pert incut e,^ omitted, 4405. ■* in forma praedicta,'] om., 4404. 

^ prout .... continetnr,'] om., 4404. ^ suis,'] om., 4405. 

3 ad me pertinentem,] om., 4405. ^ gentes^ om., 4405. 



1356] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 65 

and quit-claimed, for mc and my heirs, to the aforesaid Mayor and 
Burgesses of the town of Nottingham, and their heirs and successors, 
free common of pasture belonging to me, with all their animals and 
cattle whatsoever, in the vill and places aforesaid, in form aforesaid, 
and also all my right and claim which I have, had, or by any means 
could or may have, in the aforesaid annual rent of six shillings and 
eightpence, so that neither I, the aforesaid Robert, nor my heirs, 
nor any one in our name, can have for ever any action in the afore- 
said annual rent, but be we excluded from all action by these 
presents. And I the aforesaid Robert, and my heirs, will warrant 
and defend the aforesaid common of pasture, with its appurtenances, 
belonging to me, to the aforesaid Mayor and Burgesses, and their 
heirs and successors, in form aforesaid, against all men for ever. In 
testimony whereof I have placed my seal to this present writing. 
These being witnesses : Richard de Willoughby, knight, the elder, 
Roger ]\Iichell, then Sheriff of Nottingham, William de Eland, 
Richard de Strelley, Stephen de Broxstowe, Hugh Martell, Richard 
de Stapleford, Robert de Bramcote, William son of Richard de 
Beeston, William de Manchester of the same, Robert de Cossall, and 
others. Dated at Nottingham, on Saturday next after the feast of 
Easter, in the thirtieth year of the reign of King Edward the Third 
after the Conquest. 4404, 4405- 



LXXXIV. — Action against the Common Neathci'd for Cattle 
impounded through his neglect. 

1356, July 6. 
Richard de Linby, clerk, complainant, appeared against Thomas 
le Neatherd, defendant, on a plea of trespass; and he makes plaint 
that whereas the said Richard, on Thursday next before the feast of 
the Apostles Peter and Paul, in the 30th year of the reign of the 
present king,8 delivered to the said Thomas divers animals for him 
to take care of, as common servant, the said Thomas left the said 

^ tunc,^ om., 4404. * Thursday, June 21, 1350. 



1 66 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l357 

Thomae diversa animalia ad custodiendum, ut communis serviens, 
dictus Thomas dicta animalia incustodita dimisit, ita quod ob ejus 
defectum inpignorata fuerunt ad domum Willelmi Taillour, inpig- 
noratione cujus idem Ricardus habuit dampna ad valentiam dimidiae 
marcae, unde producit sectam. Et praedictus Thomas venit, et dicit 
quod nulla animalia inpignorata fuerunt ob ejus defectum, et hoc vult 
verificare per bonam inquisitionem; et praedictus Ricardus similiter. 
Ideo praeceptum est quod summoneatur bona inquisitio contra 
proximam inter partes praedictas. 1267, ro. 7. 

LXXXV. — Plea as to the Engagement of a Packer of Wool. 

1357, October 1 1. 

Johannes Grym, querens, optulit se versus Adam Packer, de- 
fendentem, de placito conventionis; et queritur de eo quod ubi 
dictus Johannes cum ipso Ada convenit ad commorandum secum 
in officio de packyng, videlicet, a festo Paschae, anno rcgni regis 
nunc xxxj'^o, usque idem festum anno revoluto, capiendo pro quolibet 
sacco jd., idem Adam conventionem inde inter eos factam fregit, ita 
quod ob ejus defectum vagans et otiosus existit, ad grave dampnum 
ipsius Johannis viginti solidorum, unde producit sectam. Et prae- 
dictus Adam, per attornatum suum, venit, et dicit quod nullam inde 
conventionem fregit, et hoc paratus est verificare. 1268, ro. i. 

LXXXVI. — Plea moved by foJin SJiakespere for deceit in 
sale of dye-iuood to him. 

1357, November 8. 

Johannes Shakespere, querens, optulit se versus Ricardum de 
Cotgrave, spicer, defendentem, de placito conventionis; et queritur 
de eo quod ubi dictus Ricardus, die Jovis proximo post festum Sancti 
Bartholomaei Apostoli, anno regni regis nunc xxx"^o primo,i vendidit 
eidem Johanni unum stik de saundres pro brasil', et manucepit quod 
fuit brasiir, et sic conventionem inde inter eos factam fregit, ad grave 
dampnum ipsius Johannis viginti solidorum, unde producit sectam. 
Et praedictus Ricardus venit, et dicit quod vendidit eidem Johanni 
dictum stik pro tali sicut fuit, et sic nullam conventionem fregit, et 
hoc vult verificare per bonam inquisitionem ; et praedictus Johannes 
similiter. 1268, ro. 2. 

' Thursday, August 31, 1357. 



1357] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 167 

animals uncarcd for, so that through his neglect they were im- 
pounded at the house of William Taylor, through which impounding 
the said Richard had damages to the amount of half a mark, where- 
fore he enters suit. And the aforesaid Thomas comes, and says that 
no animals were impounded through his neglect, and this he will 
verify by a good inquest; and the aforesaid Richard likewise. 
Therefore it is commanded that a good inquest be summoned 
against the next [Court] between the parties aforesaid. 1267, ro. 7. 



LXXXV. — Plea as to the Engagement of a Packer of Wool. 
1357) October 11. 
John Grim, complainant, appeared against Adam Packer, de- 
fendant, on a plea of agreement; and he makes plaint that W'hereas 
the said John agreed with the said Adam to stay with him in the 
calling of packing, to w^it, from the feast of Easter, in the 31st year 
of the reign of the present king, until the same feast a year later, 
receiving for each sack id., the said Adam broke the agreement 
thereupon made between them, so that through his default he (John 
Grim) is now wandering about and unemployed, to the serious 
damage of the said John of twenty shillings, w^herefore he enters 
suit. And the aforesaid Adam appears, by his attorney, and says 
that he broke no agreement, and this he is prepared to verify. 

1268, ro. I. 

LXXXVI. — Plea moved by folui Shakespere for deceit in 
sale of dye-ivood to him. 

1357, November 8. 

John Shakespere, complainant, appeared against Richard de 
Cotgrave, spicer, defendant, on a plea of agreement; and he makes 
plaint that the said Richard, on Thursday next after the feast of 
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, in the 31st year of the reign of the 
present king,i sold to the said John a stick of saundres for brasil, 
and pledged that it was brasil, and so he broke the agreement made 
between them, to the serious damage of the said John of twenty 
shillings, wherefore he enters suit. And the aforesaid Richard comes, 
and says that he sold the said stick to the said John for such as it 
was, and so he broke no agreement, and this he will verify by a good 
inquest; and the aforesaid John likewise. 1268, ro. 2. 



1 68 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1358 

LXXXVII. — Custom as to Doiver in the English Borough. 
1358, March 28. 

Johannes de Verdon, de Brikelsworth, chivaler, et Matillda uxor 
ejus, per Johannem Lynering attornatum suum, petunt versus 
Walterum de Gotham, de Notyngham, medietatem quatuor mesu- 
agiorum et centum solidatarum redditus, cum pertinentiis, in Noting- 
ham, ut dotem ipsius Matilldae ex dotatione Radulfi de Crophull, 
militis, quondam viri sui. Super quo dictus Walterus venit, et dicit 
quod ubi ipsa petit dotem de medictate, patet quod est contra 
legem communem absque aHqua speciali causa, et inde petit judicium. 
Et praedicti Johannes et Matillda dicunt quod mesuagia ac redditus 
praedicti sunt in Burgo Anglico libertatis villae Notynghamiae, infra 
quem Burgum Anglicum mulieres de medietate terrarum et tene- 
mentorum virorum suorum, per consuetudinem Burgi praedicti, dotari 
debent, et petunt dotem suam. Et quantum ad redditum, idem 
Walterus dicit quod nihil habet in redditu praedicto, et petit inde 
judicium, etc. ; et quoad quatuor mesuagia respondet ut tenens, et 
dicit quod, per consuetudinem [Burgi] praedicti [hjactenus usitatam, 
actionem in illo casu habere non debent; dicit in quod ubi vir vendit 
terras seu tenementa infra Burgum praedictum e[xistentia] . . . . et 
illi [den]arii expensi sunt ad communem utilitatem tam viri quam 
mulieris, ac de communi usu ipsorum, quod ipsa mulier d[e tene- 
mentis sic] venditis, unde denarii inde provenientes, in forma 
praedicta, sic expensi sunt, post mortem viri sui dotem habere non 
debeat; et ulterius dicit quod Radulfus de Crophull, quondam vir 
ipsius Matilldae, de cujus dotatione ipsi modo petunt, vendidit dicta 
quatuor mesuagia cuidam Waltero de Lincoln, antecessori praedicti 
Walteri, cujus heres ipse est, et denarii qui inde devenerunt exspensi 
fuerunt in communi usu ipsorum Radulfii et Matilldae, et petit 
judicium si ipsa inde dotem habere debeat. Et praedicti Johannes 
et Matillda dicunt quod praedictus Walterus plcnarius tenens est de 
redditu praedicto, prout ipsi per breve suum supponunt, et hoc petunt 
inquiri; et alius similiter. Et praedicti Johannes et Matillda dicunt 
quod ubi dictus Walterus allegat generaliter quod denarii de terris 
ct tenementis in Burgo praedicto venditis recepti, et in forma prae- 
dicta exspensi, mulier de eisdem terris et tenementis dotari non debet 
post mortem viri sui, quod consuetudo villae praedictae generaliter 
talis non est nisi allegat aliquod speciale additum, velut venditionem 



1358] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 69 

LXXXV'Il. — Custom as to Doi^'cr in the English Borough. 

1358, March 28. 

John de Vcrdon, of Brikclsworth, knight, and Matikla his wife, 
by John Lyncring their attorney, ckiim from Walter dc Gotham, of 
Nottingham, a moiety of four messuages and of a rent of a hundred 
shilHngs, with appurtenances, in Nottingham, as the dower of the said 
Matikla from the dowry of Ralph de Crophull, knight, late her 
husband. Whereupon the said Walter comes, and says that whereas 
she seeks dower of a moiety, it is clear that this is against the 
common law without any special reason, and therefore he demands 
judgment. And the aforesaid John and Matilda say that the afore- 
said messuages and rent are in the English Borough of the liberty of 
the town of Nottingham, within which English Borough women 
should be dowered with a moiety of the lands and tenements of 
their husbands, by the custom of the Borough aforesaid, and they 
demand her dower. And as regards the rent, the said Walter says 
that he has nothing of the rent aforesaid, and he demands judgment 
thereupon, etc. ; and as to the four messuages he answers as tenant, 
and says that, by the custom of the Borough aforesaid used up to this 
time, they should not have action in that case; he says that where 
the husband sells lands or tenements within the Borough afore- 
said .... and the money is expended for the common utility both 
of the husband and of the wife, and for their common use, that the 
wife ought not to have dower after the death of her husband of the 
tenements so sold, whereof the money thence accruing has been so 
expended, in form aforesaid; and moreover he says that Ralph de 
Crophill, formerly the husband of the said Matilda, of whose dowry 
they now claim, sold the said four messuages to a certain Walter 
de Lincoln, ancestor of the aforesaid Walter, of whom he (Walter dc 
Gotham) is the heir, and the money which thereof arose was 
expended for the common use of the said Ralph and Matilda, and 
he demands judgment if she ought to have her dowry thereof And 
the aforesaid John and Matilda say that the aforesaid Walter is full 
tenant of the rent aforesaid, as they suppose by their writ, and 
they seek that this maybe inquired; and the other likewise. And 
the aforesaid John and Matilda say that whereas the said Walter 
alleges generally that when money is received from lands and tene- 
ments sold in the aforesaid Borough, and expended in form aforesaid, 



I/O RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1358 

causa necessitatis, et hoc praetendunt verificare. Et praedictus 
Walterus venit, et dicit quod consuetude villae praedictae generaliter 
talis est sicut ipse superius allegat, et petit quod inquiratur; et 
praedicti Johannes et Matillda similiter. Ideo praeceptum est Bal- 
livis quod venire faciant hie xviij. juratores probos et legales, qui, etc., 
aliqua, etc., per quos, etc., quod sint hie ab isto die in xv. dies ad 
faciendam juratam praedictam. 1268, ro. 7. 

May 9. 
Ad istam Curiam veniunt Johannes de Verdon, de Briklesworth, 
chivaler, et Matillda uxor ejus, per Johannem Lymering attornatum 
suum, petentes, et Walterus de Gotham, tenens, ac jurata inter eos- 
dem similiter, videlicet, Hugo Spicer, Johannes Loterell, Willelmus de 
Lancastre, Ricardus de Pollesworth, Willelmus Colier, Galfridus Plot, 
Johannes Ingram, Thomas de Stafford, Henricus del Howe, Radulfus 
de Torlaton, Johannes Davy, Ricardus de Lathum, de consensu 
partium ad hoc electi et jurati; dicunt, super sacramentum suum, 
quod praedictus Walterus de Gotham quantum ad rcdditum centum 
solidorum nihil tenet; et quoad consuetudinem per praedictum 
Waltcrum superius allegatam ad excludendum mulieres de dote 
corum, dicunt quod consuetude villae praedictae talis non est prout 
idem Walterus superius alleg[av]it. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam 
quod praedicti Johannes et Matillda recuperent dotem suam, vide- 
licet, medietatem praedictorum quatuor mesuagiorum, ut jus ipsius 
Matilldae ex consuetudine Burgi Anglici; et idem Walterus in 
misericordia pro injusta detentione; et praedicti Johannes et Matillda 
sint in misericordia pro falso clameo suo versus eundem. 

1268, ro. 8d. 



LXXXVIII. — Enrolment of Grant of Land to 
Robert de Brunby, junior. 

1358, August 29. 

Ad istam Curiam venit Robertus de Brunby, de Notingham, 
junior, et petit quamdam cartam sibi confectam irrotulari sub illo qui 
sequitur tenore : ' Sciant praesentes et futuri quod nos Willelmus 



1358] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 171 

the woman ought not to be dowered from the said lands and tene- 
ments after her husband's death, (they say) that the custom of the 
aforesaid town in general is not so unless he allege any special 
addition, such as sale on account of necessity, and this they offer to 
verify. And the aforesaid Walter comes, and says that the custom 
of the town aforesaid generally is such as he alleges above, and 
he asks that this may be inquired; and the aforesaid John and 
Matilda likewise. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded to cause 
18 approved and lawful jurors to appear, who, etc., any, etc., by 
whom, etc., that they shall be here in fifteen days from this day to 
make the aforesaid jury. 1268, ro. 7. 

May 9. 
To this Court come John de Verdon, of Briklesworth, knight, 
and Matilda his wife, by John Lymering their attorney, claimants, 
and Walter de Gotham, tenant, and likewise the jury between them, 
to wit, Hugh Spicer, John Luterel, William de Lancaster, Richard 
de Pollesworth, William Colier, Geoffrey Plot, John Ingram, Thomas 
de Stafford, Henry del Howe, Ralph de Torlaton, John Davy, 
Richard de Lathum, elected and sworn for this by the consent of 
the parties ; they say, upon their oath, that the aforesaid Walter de 
Gotham as to the rent of a hundred shillings holds nothing thereof; 
and as to the custom alleged above by the aforesaid Walter to 
exclude women from their dower, they say that the custom of the 
town aforesaid is not such as the said Walter has alleged above. 
Therefore it is decided by the Court that the aforesaid John and 
Matilda shall recover her dower, to wit, a moiety of the aforesaid 
four messuages, as the right of the said Matilda by the custom of 
the English Borough ; and the said Walter is in ' misericordia ' for 
unjust detention; and that the aforesaid John and Matilda be in 
'misericordia' for their false claim against the same. 1268, ro. 8d. 



LXXXVHI. — Eiirolmc^it of Grant of Land to 
Robert de Bruiiby, junior. 

1358, August 29. 

To this Court comes Robert de Brunby, of Nottingham, junior, 
and requests that a certain charter made to him may be enrolled 
under the tenor which follows : ' Know all men present and to come 



172 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1360 

Gernoun, de Notingham, et Alicia uxor mea, dedimus, concessimus, 
et hac praesenti carta nostra confirmavimus, Roberto de Brunby, de 
Notingham, junior!, quatuor acras terrae cum pertinentiis, prout 
iacent particularitcr in campis de Notingham, quarum septem seliones, 
continentcs trcs acras, jacent simul in Lyngdalefeld super le furlong 
quod vocatur " le Jewgalowes," et duae seliones, continentes unam 
acram, jacent in eodem campo inter terram Simonis Bertevill ex 
parte una, et terram quondam Aliciac de Wodeburgh' ex altera, et 
abbuttant ad unum capud super rcgiam viam ct ad aliud capud super 
praedictas septem seliones: habendas et tenendas praedicto Roberto, 
heredibus ct assignatis suis, libere, quiete, bene et in pace, de capitali- 
bus dominis feodi ilHus, per servitia inde debita et de jure consueta, 
imperpetuum. Et nos vero praedicti Willelmus et Alicia, et heredes 
nostri, praedictas quatuor acras terrae praedicto Roberto, heredibus et 
assignatis suis, prout supradictum est, contra omnes gentes waranti- 
zabimus, acquietabimus et defendemus imperpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic praesenti cartae nostrae sigilla nostra apposuimus. 
Hiis testibus : Waltero de Walton, tunc Majore villac Notingham', 
Johanne de Sutton et Willelmo Pynner, tunc Ballivis ejusdem villac, 
Hugone Spicer, Johanne Samon, Johanne de Rippeley, Henrico 
Flemyng, et aliis. Datum apud Notingham, die Mercurii in festo 
Decollationis Sancti Johannis Baptistae, anno regni Regis Edwardi 
Tertii a Conqucstu Angliae tricesimo secundo.' Super quo dicta 
Alicia examinata in plena Curia dicit quod pure, sponte, et absque 
alicujus viri cohertione istam cartam eidem Roberto confirmavit. 

1268, ro. I2d. 



LXXXIX. — Descent by Boroiigh-EtiglisJt in the English BorougJi. 
1359-60, January 8. 

Henricus Flemyng, de Notingham, petit versus Willelmum de 
Chillewell quatuor solidatas redditus, cum pertinentiis, in Notingham, 
eo quod Johannes Flemyng, consanguineus praedicti Henrici, cujus 
heres ipse est, fuit seisitus in dominico suo ut de feodo, tempore pacis, 
tempore regis nunc, et cepit expletia inde in redditibus et in arreragiis 
reddituum, etc., ad valentiam dimidiae marcae, et obiit seisitus, ct de 
praedicto Johanne, quia obiit sine hcrede de corpore suo exeunte, 
resortiabatur feodum ct dominicum cuidam Adae, ut avunculo juniori. 



1360] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 73 

that \vc William Gcrnoiin, of Nottingham, and Alice my wife, have 
given, granted, and by this our present charter have confirmed, to 
Robert de Eriinby, of Nottingham, junior, four acres of land with 
appurtenances, as they lie severally in the fields of Nottingham, of 
which seven selions, containing three acres, lie together in Lyngdale- 
feld upon the furlong which is called "the Tewgalowes," and two 
selions, containing one acre, lie in the same field between the land 
of Simon Bertevill on the one side, and the land formerly belonging 
to Alice de Woodborough on the other, and they abut at one head 
upon the king's highway and at the other head upon the seven 
selions aforesaid: to have and to hold to the aforesaid Robert, his 
heirs and assigns, freely, quietly, well and in peace, of the chief lords 
of that fee, by the services therefore due and of right accustomed, 
for ever. And we the aforesaid William and Alice, and our heirs, 
will warrant, acquit and defend the aforesaid four acres of land to 
the aforesaid Robert, his heirs and assigns, as is aforesaid, against 
all men for ever. In testimony whereof we have placed our seals to 
this our present charter. These being witnesses : Walter de Walton, 
then Mayor of the town of Nottingham, John de Sutton and William 
Pinner, then Bailiff's of the same town, Hugh Spicer, John Samon, 
John de Ripley, Henry Fleming, and others. Dated at Nottingham, 
on Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of Saint John the Baptist, 
in the thirty-second year of the reign of King Edward the Third 
from the Conquest of England.' Upon which the said Alice being 
examined in full Court says that she confirmed this charter to the 
said Robert unconditionally, of her free will, and without coercion 
from any man. 1268, ro. I2d. 

LXXXIX. — Descent by Borough-English in the EnglisJi BorougJi. 
1359-60, January 8. 

Henry Fleming, of Nottingham, seeks against William de Chil- 
well four shillings of rent, with appurtenances, in Nottingham, 
because John Fleming, a kinsman of the aforesaid Henry, of whom 
he (Henry) is the heir, was seized in his demesne as of fee, in time 
of peace, in time of the present king, and took the issues thereof in 
rents and in arrears of rents, etc., to the value of half a mark, and 
died seized, and from the aforesaid John, because he died without an 
heir issuing from his body, the fee and demesne reverted to one 



174 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1360 

fratri et hcrcdi Johannis patris Johannis qui obiit seisitus, ct quia 
tenementum unde redditus praedictus pctitus est proveniens est in 
Burgo Anglico, et per consuetudinem villae de Notingham redditus 
petitus in Burgo Anglico resortire debet ad heredem juniorem, et de 
praedicto Ada descendit feodum ct dominicum cuidam Stephano, 
ut filio et heredi, et de praedicto Stephano descendit feodum et 
dominicum praedicto Henrico qui modo petit, ct indc producit 
sectam.i 1269, ro. 46. 



XC. — Plea for Detention of a Pair of Mustard-querns. 
1359-60, March 11. 
Magister Johannes de Crophull, querens, optuHt se versus Will- 
elmum Barbour, defcndentem, de placito detentionis catallorum; et 
queritur dc eo quod idem Willelmus ci injuste detinet unum par de 
mustard-quernes, pretii xs., et ideo, etc., quod ubi idem Magister 
Johannes tradidit praedictos mustard-quernes cuidam AHciae, ancillae 
suae, ad faciendum senapium, dicta AHcia tradidit eosdem mustard- 
quernes dicto Willelmo Barbour ad retradendum eidem Magistro 
Johanni ad Hbitum suum, idem Willehnus, Hcet saepius requisitus, 
praedictos mustard-quernes detinuit, et adhuc detinet, unde de- 
terioratus est et habet dampna ad valentiam xld., unde producit 
sectam. Et praedictus Willelmus venit, et defendit, etc., et dicit 
quod nihil ei detinet, et hoc petit verificari; et praedictus Magister 
Johannes similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. — Detinuit ad dampna 
iijd. 1269, ro. 6d. 



'KCl.— Plea for Cure of an Arm by a Barber., etc. 
1 360, September 9. 
Willelmus Barbour, querens, optulit se versus Martinum Tankard- 
maker, defendcntem, de placito debiti; et queritur de eo quod ei 
injuste detinet xijd. argenti, et ideo, etc., quod ubi praedictus Mar- 
tinus, die Lunae proximo ante festum Sancti Jacobi Apostoli, anno 
regni regis nunc xxxiiijo,^ recognovit se teneri eidem Willelmo in 
praedictis xijd. pro sanatione brachii sui, solvendis eidem quam cito 
fuerit sanus; idem Willelmus brachium suum sanavit, et denarios 

' The defendant made, at various ship, but did not dispute the custom 

times, many objections to Henry's heir- alleged by Henry. 



1360] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 175 

Adam, as younger uncle, the brother and heir of John the father of 
John who died seized, and because the tenement whence issues the 
rent which is sought is in the Englisli Borough, and by the custom 
of the town of Nottingham a rent sought in the EngHsh Borough 
ought to revert to the younger heir, and from the aforesaid Adam 
the fee and demesne descended to one Stephen, as son and heir, and 
from the aforesaid Stephen the fee and demesne descended to the 
aforesaid Henry who now seeks, and hereupon he enters suit.^ 

1269, ro. 4d. 

XC. — Pica for Dc fait ion of a Pair of Miistard-qiierns. 
1359-60, ]March 11. 
Master John de Crophill, complainant, appeared against William 
Barber, defendant, on a plea of detention of chattels; and he makes 
plaint that the same William unjustly withholds from him a pair 
of mustard-querns, of the value of los., and therefore, etc., that 
whereas the said Master John delivered the aforesaid mustard-querns 
to one Alice, his maid-servant, to make mustard, the said Alice 
delivered the same mustard-querns to the said William Barber to 
deliver back to the said Master John at his pleasure, the said 
William, although often requested, withheld the aforesaid mustard- 
querns, and withholds to this time, whereby he (John) is injured 
and has received damages to the value of 4od., wherefore he enters 
suit. And the aforesaid William comes, and defends, etc., and says 
that he withholds nothing from him, and this he asks may be verified ; 
and the aforesaid Master John likewise. Therefore it is com- 
manded, etc. — He withheld to the damage of 3d. 1269, ro. 6d. 

XCI. — Plea for Oire of an Arin by a Barber, etc. 
1 360, September 9. 
William Barber, complainant, appeared against Martin Tankard- 
maker, defendant, on a plea of debt; and he makes plaint of him 
that he unjustly withholds I2d. of silver, and therefore, etc., that 
whereas the aforesaid Martin, on Monday next before the feast of 
Saint James the Apostle, in the 34th year of the reign of the present 
king,2 acknowledged himself to be bound to the said William in the 
aforesaid I2d. for the curing of his arm, to be paid to the same as 
soon as he should be cured; the same William cured his arm, and 

* Monday, July 20, 1360. 



1/6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1360 

pracdictos petivit; idem Martinus, licet saepiiis requisitus, nihil ei 
solvit, sad denarios praedictos detinuit, et adhuc detinet, unde de- 
terioratus est et habet dampna ad valentiam vjd., unde producit 
sectam. Et praedictus Martinus venit, et dicit quod conventum erat 
inter eosdem quod perciperet pro praedictis xijd. tres tankardes, 
videlicet, unum galonem, unum potel', et unum quart', de quibus 
recepit unum galonem et unum potel', ita quod nihil ei debet de 
praedictis xijd., prout idem Willelmus versus eum narravit, et hoc 
petit verificari ; ct praedictus Willelmus similiter. Ideo praeceptum 
est, etc. 1269, ro. 13. 



XCII. — Assault upon JoJin SJiakespere. 
1360, October 21. 

Ricardus, servicns Roberti de Spondon, quercns, optulit se versus 
Johannem Shakespere, defendentem, de placito transgressionis et 
sanguinis; ct queritur de co quod idem Johannes, die Dominica in 
festo Sancti Lucae Ewangelistae, anno regni regis nunc xxxiiij",i^ 
apud Notingham, vi et armis in ipsum Ricardum insultum fecit, et 
ipsum vulneravit, vcrbcravit, maletractavit, ct sang[uinavit],2 ac alia 
enormia ei intulit, ad grave dampnum ipsius Ricardi cs., et contra 
pacem, unde producit sectam. Et praedictus Johannes venit, et 
defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod non est culpabilis de transgressione 
nee de sanguine praedictis, et hoc vult verificare; ct praedictus 
Ricardus similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. — Non culpabilis. 

Johannes Shakespere, querens, optulit se versus Ricardum, ser- 
vientem Roberti de Spondon, defendentem, de placito transgressionis 
et sanguinis; et queritur de eo quod idem Ricardus, die Dominica in 
festo Sancti Lucae Ewangelistae, anno regni regis nunc xxxiiijo,i 
apud Notingham, in le Bridelsmythgate ad domum ipsius Johannis, 
vi et armis insultum fecit, et ipsum vulneravit, verberavit, maletrac- 
tavit, et sang[uinavit],2 ac alia enormia ei intulit, ad grave dampnum 
ipsius Johannis centum solidorum, et contra pacem, unde producit 
sectam. Et praedictus Ricardus venit, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit 
quod non est culpabilis de transgressione nee de sanguine praedictis, 
ct hoc petit verificari; et praedictus Johannes similiter. Ideo prae- 
ceptum est, etc. — Culpabilis ad dampna xld. 1270, ro. id. 

' Sunday, October iS, 1360. - The general phrase is 'fecit ipsum 

sanguinolentum.' 



1360] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 77 

demanded the aforesaid money; the said ^lartin, although many 
times requested, paid him nothing, but withheld the aforesaid money, 
and withholds to this time, whereby he (William) is injured and 
has damages to the amount of 6d., wherefore he enters suit. And 
the aforesaid Martin comes, and says that it was agreed between 
them that he should receive for the aforesaid 1 2d. three tankards, to 
Avit, one gallon, one potel, and one quart, whereof he received one 
gallon and one potel, so that he owes him nothing of the aforesaid 
1 2d., as the said William has set forth against him, and this he asks 
may be verified; and the aforesaid William likewise. Therefore it 
is commanded, etc. 1269, ro. 13. 

XCII. — Assault upon JoJin SJmkespcre. 
1360, October 21. 

Richard, the servant of Robert de Spondon, complainant, appeared 
against John Shakespere, defendant, on a plea of trespass and blood ; 
and he makes plaint that the said John, on Sunday in the feast of 
Saint Luke the Evangelist, in the 34th year of the reign of the 
present king,i at Nottingham, by force and arms committed an 
assault upon the said Richard, and wounded, beat, maltreated and 
made him bloody, and committed other outrages upon him, to the 
serious damage of the said Richard of lOOs., and against the peace, 
wherefore he enters suit. And the aforesaid John comes, and defends 
the force, etc., and says that he is not guilty of the trespass nor of 
the blood aforesaid, and this he will verify ; and the aforesaid Richard 
likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. — Not guilty. 

John Shakespere, complainant, appeared against Richard, servant 
of Robert de Spondon, defendant, on a plea of trespass and blood ; 
and he makes plaint that the said Richard, on Sunday in the feast of 
Saint Luke the Evangelist, in the 34th year of the reign of the 
present king,i at Nottingham, in the Bridelsm}-thgate at the house of 
the said John, by force and arms committed an assault [upon him], 
and wounded, beat, maltreated, and made him bloody, and com- 
mitted other outrages upon him, to the serious damage of the said 
John of 1 00s., and against the peace, wherefore he enters suit. And 
the aforesaid Richard comes, and defends the force, etc., and says that 
he is not guilty of the trespass nor of the blood aforesaid, and this 
he asks may be verified; and the aforesaid John likewise. Therefore 
it is commanded, etc. — Guilty to the damage of 40d. 1270, ro. id. 

M 



178 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGFI OF NOTTINGHAM. [1362 

XCIII. — Alloivance of Mayor's Expenses in full Court. 
1 360- 1, March 24. 

Compotus I\I\ajoris\ — Memorandum quod Nicholaus de Crophull, 
Major libertatis villae Notingham', plene computavit, die Mcrcurii 
proximo post festum Sancti Ambrosii, de decern libris receptis de 
firma de Mirielbrigge de termino Sancti Martini, de anno regni Regis 
Edwardi Tertii a Conquestu Angliae tricesimo quarto: nihil debet de 
claro, computatis computandis, allocatis allocandis, praeter xjs. xd., 
et ultra illud concessum est eidem Nicholao in plena Curia pro 
custagiis suis versus London pro brevi Domini de Tilbtoft, quia non 
ivit. 1270, ro. 7. 

XCIV. — Enrolment of Grant to foJin Samon. 

1362, April 9. 

Ad istam Curiam vcnit Johannes Samon, de Notingham, et petit 
quamdam cartam sibi confectam inrotulari sub illo qui scquitur 
tenore: ' Sciant pracsentcs ct futuri quod ego Rogcrus, filius Johannis 
le Ewer, de Notingham, dcdi, concessi, et hac pracsenti carta mea 
confirmavi, Johanni Samon, de Notyngham, unam vacuam placeam, 
cum pertinentiis suis, in Notyngham, jacentem atte Brighend inter 
mesuagium quondam Johannis de Briggeford ex parte orientali, et 
mesuagium Johannis de Wolaton ex parte occidentals Dedi ctiam 
et concessi eidem Johanni Samon, novem acras et unam rodam terrae 
arrabilis, cum pertinentiis suis, in campis de Notingham, quarum duae 
acrae jacent in le Wodefeld, in quod[am] loco qui vocatur " le Wrong- 
landes," inter terram Simonis Bertevyll ex parte occidentali, et 
terram Rogeri de Hoppewell ex parte orientali; et tres acrae jacent 
super Huddelwong, inter terram Henrici Man ex parte orientali, et 
quandam divisam ex parte occidentali; et una dimidia acra abbuttans 
super le Bek, jacens inter terram quondam Willelmi de Wodburgh' ex 
parte orientali, et terram quondam Laurentii le Bere ex parte occi- 
dentali; et tres acrae et una roda jacent in Lingdalefc[ld], quarum 
una acra jacet juxta le Priourberne, inter terram Hospitalis Sancti 
Johannis ex parte orientali, et terram quondam Ricardi Taverner 
ex parte occidentali; et tres rodae jacent ex opposito Domus Sancti 
Johannis, inter terram quondam Ricardi le Taverner ex parte australi, 
et terram quondam Ricardi Dodde ex parte boriali; et una roda 



1362] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 79 

XCIII. — Allowance of Mayor s Expenses in full Court. 
1 360- 1, March 24. 

Mayors Account. — Be it remembered that Nicholas de Crophill, 
Mayor of the liberty of the town of Nottingham, fully accounted, on 
Wednesday next after the feast of Saint Ambrose, for ten pounds 
received of the firm of ]\Iirielbrigge of the term of Saint Martin, for 
the thirty-fourth year of the reign of King Edward the Third from 
the Conquest of England: he owes nothing clear, the deductions 
being made and the allowances allowed, but lis. rod., and moreover 
that was granted to the said Nicholas in full Court for his expenses 
towards London for the writ of Lord de Tibtoft, because he did 
not go. 1270, ro. 7. 

XCIV. — Enrolment of Grant to fohn San ion. 

1362, April 9. 

To this Court comes John Samon, of Nottingham, and desires 
that a charter made to him may be enrolled under the tenor which 
follows : ' Know all men present and to come that I Roger, son of 
John le Ewer, of Nottingham, have given, granted, and by this my 
present charter have confirmed, to John Samon, of Nottingham, a 
vacant piece of land, with its appurtenances, in Nottingham, lying 
at the Bridge-end between the messuage formerly belonging to John 
de Bridgeford on the eastern side, and the messuage of John de 
Wolaton on the western side. I have also given and granted to the 
said John Samon, nine acres and one rood of arable land, with their 
appurtenances, in the fields of Nottingham, whereof two acres He in 
the VVodefeld, in a place which is called " the Wronglandes," between 
the land of Simon Berteville on the western side, and the land of 
Roger de Hopwell on the eastern side; and three acres lie upon 
Huddelwong, between the land of Henry Man on the eastern side, 
and a certain close on the w^estern side; and half an acre abutting 
upon the Bek, lying between the land formerly belonging to William 
de Woodborough on the eastern side, and the land formerly belong- 
ing to Laurence le Bere on the western side; and three acres and one 
rood lie in Lingdalefe[ld], whereof one acre lies near the Priourbcrne, 
between the land of the Hospital of Saint John on the eastern side, 
and the land formerly belonging to Richard Tavcrner on the w-estern 
side ; and three roods lie opposite the House of Saint John, between 



l8o RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1363 

jacct in Wrendale, juxta terrain Rogeri dc Hoppewell ex parte 
boriali; et una acra jacet ex transverse Lingdalegate, inter terram 
Henrici Man ex parte occidentali, et terram quondam Johannis de 
Shirwod ex parte oriental! ; et una roda jacet in Lingdale in le 
Middelfurlong. Habendas et tenendas praedictam vacuam placiam 
et totam terram praedictam, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, praedicto 
Johanni Samon, heredibus et assignatis suis, de capitalibus dominis 
feodi illius per servitia inde debita et de jure consueta, libere, quiete, 
bene et in pace, imperpetuum. Et ego vero praedictus Rogerus, et 
heredes mei, praedictam vacuam placeam, et totam praedictam 
terram, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, praedicto Johanni Samon, 
heredibus et assignatis suis, ut praedictum est, contra omnes gentes 
warantizabimus, acquietabimus, et defendemus, imperpetuum. In 
cujus rei testimonium huic praesenti cartae sigillum meum apposui. 
Hiis testibus: Alano de Eyton et Willehno de Wyverton, tunc 
BaUivis villae Notingham', Hugone Spicer, Ricardo le Cu[pper], 
Rogero de Hoppewell, Roberto de Brunneby, Thoma de Morwod, 
Radulfo Torkard, Radulfo Bik, clerico, et aliis. Datum apud Noting- 
ham, die Sabbati proximo ante diem Dominicam in Ramis Palmarum, 
anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii post Conquestum tricesimo sexto.' 
Ista carta intratur tarn ad instantiam Rogeri, filii Johannis le Ewer, 
de Notingham, quam praedicti Johannis Samon. 1271, ro. 8. 



XCV. — Note of Delivery of Seisin by tJie Bailiffs in compliance 
ivitli a Royal Mandate. 

1362-3, March 8. 

Quia Johannes de Blitheworth, de Notingham, in Curia Domini 
Regis, coram Thoma de Ingelby et Illardo de Usflete, Justitiariis 
Domini Regis ad assisas in Comitatu Notingham' capiendas as- 
signatis, apud Notingham', die Jovis proximo ante festum Sancti 
Gregorii Papae, anno regni regis nunc xxx™^ septimo,i recuperavit 
seisinam suam de uno mesuagio et duabus celariis, cum pertinentiis, 
in Notingham, per assisam novae disseisinae inter eos^ apud Noting- 

" Thursday, March 9, 1362-3. This - i.e., between John de Blidworth and 

entry on the Roll was apparently made the defendant, 

after the date of the Roll. 



1363] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 181 

the land formerly belonging to Richard le Taverncr on the southern 
side, and the land formerly belonging to Richard Dodd on the 
northern side; and one rood lies in Wrendale, near the land of 
Roger de Hopwell on the northern side; and one acre lies athwart 
Lingdalegate, between the land of Henry Man on the western side, 
and the land formerly belonging to John de Sherwood on the eastern 
side; and one rood lies in Lingdale in the Middclfurlong. To have 
and to hold the aforesaid vacant piece of land and all the aforesaid 
land, with all their appurtenances, to the aforesaid John Samon, his 
heirs and assigns, of the chief lords of that fee by the services therefore 
due and of right accustomed, freely, quietly, well and in peace, for 
ever. And I the aforesaid Roger, and my heirs, will warrant, acquit, 
and defend the aforesaid vacant piece of ground, and all the aforesaid 
land, with all their appurtenances, to the aforesaid John Samon, his 
heirs and assigns, as is aforesaid, against all men, for ever. In 
testimony whereof I have placed my seal to this present charter. 
These being witnesses: Alan de Eaton and William de Wiverton, 
then Bailiffs of the town of Nottingham, Hugh Spicer, Richard le 
Cupper, Roger de Hopwell, Robert de Brunby, Thomas de Morwode, 
Ralph Torkard, Ralph Bik, clerk, and others. Dated at Nottingham, 
on Saturday next before Palm Sunday, in the thirty-sixth year of 
the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest.' This 
charter is entered as well as at the instance of Roger, son of John 
le Ewer, of Nottingham, as of the aforesaid John Samon. 1271, ro. 8. 

XCV. — Note of Delivery of Seisin by the Bailiffs in compliance 
ivith a Royal Mandate. 

1362-3, March 8. 

Whereas John dc Blidworth, of Nottingham, in the Court of the 
Lord King, before Thomas de Ingleby and Illard de Ouscfleet, 
Justices of the Lord King assigned to take assizes in the County of 
Nottingham, at Nottingham, on Thursday next before the feast of 
Saint Gregory the Pope, in the thirty-seventh year of the reign of 
the present king,i recovered his seisin of one messuage and two 
cellars, with appurtenances, in Nottingham, by an assize of Novel 
Disseisin summoned and taken between them^ at Nottingham; there- 
fore we, by virtue of the mandate of the Lord King thereupon in that 
matter directed to us the Bailiffs, have caused seisin of the aforesaid 



1 82 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [13^4 

ham summonitam et captam; ideo, virtute mandati Domini Regis 
nobis Ballivis super hoc inde directi, deliberari fecimus eidem Johanni 
seisinam de praedictis mesuagio et celariis, die Veneris proximo ante 
festum Sancti Gregorii, juxta vim et effectum ejusdem. 1272, ro. 6d. 

XCVI. — Grant of the King's Passage over the Trent ivith the Barge. 

1 363, November 9. 

Edwardus, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et 
Aquitanniae, omnibus ad quos praesentes htterae pervenerint, salu- 
tem. Sciatis quod, de gratia nostra speciaH, concessimus dilectis 
nobis Majori, Ballivis, Burgensibus, et probis hominibus villae nostrae 
Notingham', passagium nostrum ultra aquam de Trent juxta dictam 
villam Notingham'; habendum, una cum bargca nostra ad dictum 
passagium pertincnte,i et omnia proficua de eodem passagio pro- 
venientia, a data praesentium usque ad fincm quinque annorum 
proxime sequentium : ita tamen quod omnia proficua praedicta circa 
emendationem ct facturam pontis vocati ' Hethebethebrigg,' qui jam 
dirutus est, per visum et testimonium Vicecomitis nostri Notingham' 
qui pro tempore fuerit, et Stephani de Romylou, Constabularii Castri 
nostri Notingham', et Roberti de Moreton, vel duorum eorum, 
quorum praedictum Stephanum unum esse volumus, dumtaxat 
ponantur. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus 
patentes, per dictos quinque annos duraturas. Teste me ipso apud 
Westmonasterium, ix. die Novembris, anno regni nostri tricesimo 
septimo. N. Sutton. 

Per Breve de Privato Sigillo. 
4407. 

XCVI I. — Assault in a Tavern. 

1364, August 24. 

Thomas de Hutton, querens, optulit se versus Ricardum de 
Cobeley, sherman, defendentem, de placito transgressionis ; et queri- 
tur de eo quod idem Ricardus, die Jo[vis] in vigilia Sancti Jacobi 
ApostoH, anno regni regis nunc xxxviijo,^ apud Notingham, dum 

' Stephen de Romylou, Constable of Bridge being broken down, and was em- 
Nottingham Castle, was commanded by powered to receive tolls for the passage as 
the King, in 1362-3, to procure a barge set forth in the mandate. — Abbreviatio 
for the passage over the Trent, Hethbeth Rot. Originalium, ii. 273. 



1364] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 83 

messuage and cellars to be delivered to the said John, on Friday next 
before the feast of Saint Gregory, according to the force and effect 
of the same mandate. 1 272, ro. 6d. 



XCVI. — Grant of the King's Passage over the Trent zvith the Barge. 

1363, November 9. 

Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland 
and Aquitaine, to all to whom the present letters shall come, greet- 
ing. Know ye that, of our especial grace, we have granted to our 
well-beloved the Mayor, Bailiffs, Burgesses, and upright men of our 
town of Nottingham, our passage over the water of Trent near the 
said town of Nottingham ; to have, together with our barge pertaining 
to the said passage,': ^nd all profits arising from the said passage, 
from the date of the presents until the end of five years next follow- 
ing: on condition however that all the profits aforesaid shall be 
employed upon the repairing and making of the bridge called 
' Hethebethebrigg,' which is now broken down, under the supervision 
and testimony of our Sheriff of Nottingham for the time being, and 
of Stephen de Romylou, Constable of our Castle of Nottingham, 
and of Robert de Morton, or two of them, of whom we will that the 
aforesaid Stephan shall be one. In testimony of which matter we 
have caused these our letters to be made patent, to endure for the 
said five years. Witness myself at Westminster, the 9th day of 
November, in the thirty-seventh year of our reign. N. Sutton. 

By writ of Privy Seal- 
4407. 

XCVII. — Assault in a Tavern. 
1364, August 24. 

Thomas de Hutton, complainant, appeared against Richard de 
Cobelcy, shearman, defendant, on a plea of trespass; and he makes 
plaint that the said Richard, on Thursday the eve of Saint James 
the Apostle, in the 38th year of the reign of the present king,^ at 
Nottingham, made an assault by force and arms upon the said 
Thomas, as he sat at the tavern, and beat him, and threw a cup full 
of ale into his face, to the serious damage of the said Thomas of 

- Thursday, July 25, 1364. 



184 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1365 

sedebat ad tabernam, vi ct armis in ipsum Thomam insultum fecit, 
et ipsum verberavit, et qucmdam ciphum plenum servisiae in facie 
ejus jactavit, ad grave dampnum ipsius Thomae xxs., et contra 
pacem, unde, etc. Et praedictus Ricardus venit, et defendit, et dicit 
c^uod non est culpabilis, etc. — Culpabilis. Dampna — obolum. 

1273, ro. 1 2d. 

XCVIII. — Plea moved by the Pinder for Breach of the Pound. 

1364, September 18. 

Johannes del Wyche, querens, optulit se versus Johannem de 
Hornecastell, dcfendcntem, de placito transgressionis et pontisfractus ; 
ct qucritur do co quod ubi idem Johannes, ut scrviens communis, 
impignorasset, apud Notingham, diversa animalia inventa in dampnis 
diversorum hominum, die Dominica proxima ante festum Sancti 
Matthaei Apostoli, anno regni regis nunc xxxviij°,^ idem Johannes 
de Hornecastell vi et armis animalia praedicta cepit, et pontem inde 
fregit, ad grave dampnum ipsius Johannis del Wich' centum solid- 
orum, et contra pacem. Et praedictus Johannes de Hornecastell 
venit, et defendit vim, etc., ct dicit quod non est culpabilis de trans- 
gressionc praedicta, ct hoc vult verificare. ^-72)^ ro. 13d. 



XCIX. — Enrobiiciit of Release to fohn Scot. 
1365, July 30. 

Ad istam Curiam veniunt Johannes Scot, de Notingham, et 
Cristiana uxor ejus, et petunt quoddam scriptum sibi factum irro- 
tulari sub [illo] qui sequitur tenore: 'Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad 
quos praesens scriptum pervenerit, ego Walterus de Whatton et 
Petronilla uxor mea, salutem in Domino. Noveritis me remisisse, 
relaxasse, et omnino imperpetuum quietum clamasse, Johanni Scot, 
de Notingham, et Cristianae uxori ejus, heredibus et assignatis dicti 
Johannis, totum jus nostrum et clameum quod habemus, habuimus, 
seu quovismodo habere poterimus, in duobus mesuagiis, una shopa, 
quatuor acris terrae, et quatuor acris prati, cum pertinentiis, in 
Notingham: quorum unum mesuagium jacet super le Irnerowe, inter 
mesuagium Ricardi de Wilughby ex parte una, ct mesuagium quon- 
dam Simonis de Hopwell ex altera parte; et aliud mesuagium jacet 

' Sunday, September 15, 1364. 



1365] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 85 

20s., and against the peace, wherefore, etc. And the aforesaid 
Richard comes, and defends, and says that he is not guilty, etc. — 
Guilty. Damages — a halfpenny. ^-73) 10. I2d. 



XCVIII. — P/ea moved by the Finder for Breach of the Pound. 

1364, September 18. 

John del Wyche, complainant, appeared against John de Horn- 
castle, defendant, on a plea of trespass and breach of pound ; and he 
makes plaint that whereas the said John, as common servant, had 
impounded, at Nottingham, divers animals found to the damages of 
divers men, on Sunday next before the feast of Saint Matthew the 
Apostle, in the 38th year of the reign of the present king,i the said 
John de Horncastle by force and arms took the aforesaid animals, 
and broke the pound thereupon, to the serious damage of the said 
John del Wich of a hundred shillings, and against the peace. And 
the aforesaid John dc Horncastle comes, and defends the force, etc., 
and says that he is not guilty of the trespass aforesaid, and this he 
will verify. 1273, ro. 13d. 

XCIX. — Enrolment of Release to fohn Scot. 
1365, July 30. 

To this Court come John Scot, of Nottingham, and Christiana 
his wife, and desire a certain writing made to them to be enrolled 
under the tenor which follows : ' To all the faithful of Christ to whom 
the present writing may come, I Walter de Whatton and Petronilla 
my wife, greeting in the Lord. Know ye that I have remitted, re- 
leased, and absolutely for ever have quit-claimed, to John Scot, of 
Nottingham, and Christiana his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said 
John, all our right and claim that we have, had, or in any wise may 
have, in two messuages, one shop, four acres of land, and four acres of 
meadow, with appurtenances, in Nottingham : whereof one messuage 
lies upon the Irnerowe, between Richard de Willoughby's messuage 
on the one side, and the messuage formerly belonging to Simon dc 
Hopwell on the other side; and the other messuage lies in Pilleserd- 
gate, between the messuage of Roger dc Hopwell on the one side, 



1 86 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1365 

in Pilleserdgatc, inter mesuagium Rogeri de Hopwell ex parte una, 
et Aliciae Polidod ex altera parte; et dicta shopa jacet inter shopas 
sutorum, juxta shopam Rogeri de Willesthorp, capellani : et de prae- 
dicta terra duae acrae et tres rodae jacent super Westrihull; et 
quinquc rodae jacent super Estrihull; et una acra terrae jacet super 
le Shortbuttes, ex opposite Fratrum Minorum; et praedictae quatuor 
acrae prati jacent apud le Kyngesfurth, inter pratum quondam 
Rogeri Deyncourt, militis, et pratum quondam Margcriae de Noting- 
ham: habenda et tenenda praedicta mesuagia, shopam, tcrram, et 
pratum, cum pertinentiis, praedictis Johanni et Cristianae, hercdibus 
et assignatis dicti Johannis, imperpetuum, de capitalibus dominis 
feodi illius per servitia inde debita et de jure consueta; ita vero quod 
nee nos dicti Walterus et Petronilla, nee heredes nostri, nee aliquis 
alius nomine nostro, aliquod jus vel clameum in praedictis mesuagiis, 
shopa, terra, et pratis, de cetero exigere vel vendicare poterimus, set 
imperpetuum simus exclusi per praesentes. In cujus rei testimonium 
huic praesenti scripto sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus: 
Rogero de Hopwell, Majore Notingham', Johanne de Normanton et 
Matthaeo de Sketeby, Ballivis ejusdem, Johanne Samon, Ricardo, 
filio Henrici, et aliis. Datum apud Notingham, die Mercurii proximo 
ante festum Sancti Petri ad Vincula, anno regni Regis Edwardi 
Tertii post Conquestum tricesimo nono.' Hoc scriptum intratur tam 
ad instantiam Walteri de Scardeburgh^ et Petronillae uxoris ejus, 
quam ipsorum Johannis Scot, de Notingham, et Cristianae uxoris 
ejus; et super hoc praedicta Petronilla examinata est in plena Curia, 
et dicit se pure, sponte, et absque alicujus viri cohertione, hoc 
scriptum praefatis Johanni Scot et Cristianae uxori ejus confecisse. 

1274, ro. 12. 



C. — Descent of Tenements in the FrencJi Borough. 
1365, August 6. 

Walterus de Whatton, de Scardeburgh, et Petronilla uxor ejus, 
petunt versus Johannem Scot, de Notyngham, et [Cristianam] 
uxorem ejus, unum mesuagium, unum toftum, et duodecim denarratas 
redditus, cum pertinentiis, in Notyngham, quae eis [descenderunt de 
jure] et hereditate ipsius Petronillae, unde Henricus de Chesterfeld, 
' Otherwise called Walter de Whatton, of Scarborough. 



1365] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 187 

and that of Alice Polidod on the other side; and the said shop lies 
amongst the shoemaker's shops, near the shop of Roger de Wilsthorp, 
chaplain: and of the aforesaid land two acres and three roods lie 
upon Westrihull ; and five roods lie upon EstrihuU ; and one acre of 
land lies on the Shortbuttes, opposite the Friars Minor; and the 
aforesaid four acres of meadow lie at the Kyngesfurth, between 
the meadow formerly belonging to Roger Deincourt, knight, and the 
meadow formerly belonging to Margery de Nottingham: to have 
and to hold the aforesaid messuages, shop, land, and meadow, with 
appurtenances, to the aforesaid John and Christiana, the heirs and 
assigns of the said John, for ever, of the chief lords of that fee by 
the services therefore due and of right accustomed; but so that 
neither we the said Walter and Petronilla, nor our heirs, nor any 
other in our name, may exact or claim hereafter any right or 
claim in the aforesaid messuages, shop, land, and meadows, but may 
we be for ever excluded by these presents. In testimony whereof 
we have placed our seals to this present writing. These being 
witnesses: Roger de Hopwell, Mayor of Nottingham, John de Nor- 
manton and Matthew de Sketeby, Bailiffs of the same, John Samon, 
Richard, son of Henry, and others. Dated at Nottingham, on 
Wednesday next before the feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula, in the 
thirty-ninth year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the 
Conquest' This writing is entered as well at the instance of Walter 
de Scarborough I and of Petronilla his wife, as of the said John Scot, 
of Nottingham, and of Christiana his wife; and the aforesaid 
Petronilla is examined hereupon in full Court, and she says that she 
has made this writing to the aforesaid John Scot and Christiana his 
wife unconditionally, spontaneously, and without the coercion of any 
man. 1274, ro. 12. 

C. — Descent of Tenejiieiits in the French Borough. 
1365, August 6. 

Walter de Whatton, of Scarborough, and Petronilla his wife, claim 
from John Scot, of Nottingham, and Christiana his wife, a messuage, 
a toft, and twelve pence of rent, with appurtenances, in Nottingham, 
which descended to them of the right and inheritance of the said 
Petronilla, of which Henry de Chesterfield, ancestor of the said 
Petronilla, was seized in time of peace, in the time of the present 



1 88 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l375 

antecessor ipsius Petronillae, fuit seisitus [tempore pacis, tempore] 
regis nunc, in dominico suo ut de feodo, et cepit expletia, etc., ad 
valentiam dimidiae marcae, et quia praedictus Henricus obiit [sine 
herede de] corpore suo exeunte, descendit jus cuidam Willelmo, fratri 
suo seniori et heredi, per consuetudincm villae Notingham, [quia 
mesuagium,] toftum, et rcdditus sunt in Burgo Francisco Notingham', 
et per consuetudincm villae Notingham' tenementa in Burgo F[ran- 
cisco descendunt] fratri seniori, et de praedicto Willelmo descendit jus, 
etc., istae Petronillae quae nunc petit, ut^ filiae et heredi .... prae- 
fato Waltero viro suo, et quod tale sit jus suum habent sectam, etc. 
Et praedicti Johannes Scot, de N[otingham, et Cristia]na uxor ejus 
veniunt in propria persona sua in plena Curia, et non possunt 
dedicerc jus ipsius Petronillae, sicut praefati [Walterus et] Petronilla 
versus eos narraverunt. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod 
praedicti Walterus et Petronilla recuperent versus [praefatos] Jo- 
hanncm et Cristianam uxorem suam, praedicta mesuagium, toftum, 
et duodecim denarratas redditus, cum pertinentiis suis, liberc de 
praedictis Johanne Scot et Cristiana uxore ejus, et eorum heredibus, 
impcrpctuum, et quod praedicti Johannes Scot et Cristiana uxor ejus 
sint in [miscricordia]. i-74, I'o. 12. 

CI. — Notice of the existence of tJie Merchants' Gild. 
1365, October i. 

Ad istam Curiam venit Johannes Burre; in plena Curia jur[atus] 
et examinatus, dicit se recepturum fuisse ad Gildam Mercatorum, in 
camera Rogeri de Hopwell, die Sabbati in septimana Pentecostes.^ 

1275, ro. I. 

CII. — Lease of a Tavern in the Weekday Market. 
1375, ^klay 7. 

Haec indentura testatur quod Hugo le Spycer, de Notyngham, 
et Willelmus, filius ejusdem Hugonis, concesserunt et ad firmam 
dimiserunt Thomae le Taverner, de Notyngham, totam illam taber- 
nam nostram jacentem sub tenemento nostro in Foro Cotidiano ex 

' iit,^ 'et,' MS. notice there is of the existence of the Gild 

- This is an isolated entry, the sense of Merchant at this period, 

which is not very clear. It is the only 



1375] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 89 

king, in his demesne as of fee, and took the proceeds, etc., to the 
value of half a mark, and because the aforesaid Henry died without 
an heir issuing from his body, the right descended to one William, his 
elder brother and heir, by the custom of the town of Nottingham, 
because the messuage, toft, and rent are in the French Borough of 
Nottingham, and by the custom of the town of Nottingham tene- 
ments in the French Borough descend to the elder brother, and from 
the aforesaid William the right, etc., descended to this Petronilla who 
now claims, as daughter and heir .... to the aforesaid Walter her 
husband, and that such is their right the}' have suit, etc. And the 
aforesaid John Scot, of Nottingham, and Christiana his wife appear 
in their own persons in full Court, and cannot deny the right of the 
said Petronilla, as the aforesaid Walter and Petronilla have set forth 
against them. Therefore it is decided by the Court that the afore- 
said Walter and Petronilla shall recover against the aforesaid John 
and Christiana his wife, the aforesaid messuage, toft, and twelve 
pence of rent, with their appurtenances, freely of the aforesaid John 
Scot and Christiana his wife, and their heirs, for ever, and that the 
aforesaid John Scot and Christiana his wife shall be in ' misericordia.' 

1274, ro. 12. 

CI. — A^otice of tJic existence of the lilercJuDits Gild. 
1365, October i. 

To this Court comes John Burre; being sworn and examined in 
full Court, he says that he should have been received into the Mer- 
chants' Gild, in the chamber of Roger de Hopwell, on Saturday in 
Whitsun week.2 1275, ro. i. 

CI I. — Lease of a Tavern in the Weekday Market. 
1375, May 7. 

This indenture witnesses that Hugh Ic Spicer, of Nottingham, 
and W^illiam, son of the same Hugh, have granted and at ferm 
demised to Thomas le Taverner, of Nottingham, all that our tavern 
lying under our tenement in the Daily Market opposite the chapel 
situate in the same Market: to have and to hold the said tavern, 
with appurtenances, to the aforesaid Thomas for a term of ten years 
from the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel next following the 



IpO RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1376 

opposite capcllae in dicto Foro situataei^ habendam ct tenendam 
dictam tabernam, cum pertinentiis, praedicto Thomae ad terminum 
decern annorum a festo Sancti Michaelis Archangeli proximo se- 
quente datam confectionis praesentium : reddendo inde annuatim 
praefatis Hugoni et Willelmo, heredibus et assignatis suis, tresdecim 
solidos et quatuor denarios sterlingorum ad duos anni terminos, vide- 
licet, sex solidos et octo denarios ad festum Sancti Martini in Iheme, 
et sex solidos et octo denarios ad festum Invcntionis Sanctae Crucis; 
et si praedictus redditus praedictorum tresdecim solidorum et quatuor 
denariorum aretro extiterit post aliquem terminum praenominatum 
per octo dies proxime sequentcs, tunc bene liceat praedictis Hugoni 
et Willelmo, heredibus et assignatis suis, in omnibus terris et tcne- 
mentis praedicti Thomae in Notyngham distringere, et districtiones 
in eisdem inventis asportare, et penes se retinere quousque de prae- 
dicto redditu, cum arreragiis, plenarie fuerit satisfactum. Et nos vero 
praedicti Hugo et Willelmus, et heredes nostri, dictam tabernam, 
cum pertinentiis, praefato Thomae durante termino praedicto, pro 
praedicto redditu, contra omnes gentes warantizabimus, acquieta- 
bimus, et defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium partes praedictae 
hiis indenturis sigilla sua alternatim apposuerunt. Hiis testibus: 
Radulfo Torkard, tunc Majore villae Notynghamiae, Willelmo de 
Beston et Ricardo de Brademer, tunc Ballivis ejusdem villae, Johanne 
Potter de eadcm, Adam Peyntour de eadem, et aliis. Datum apud 
Notyngham, die Lunae proximo post festum Sancti Johannis ante 
Portam Latinam, anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii post Conquestum 
quadragesimo nono. 4412. 

CHI. — Surrender to the Bailiffs of Horses left by Guests at an Inn. 

1375-6, January 9. 

Memorandum quod ad istam Curiam venit Willelmus de Sothull, 
de Notyngham, ct sursum reddidit, hie in plena Curia, praefatis 
Roberto Germen et Willelmo Leeche, Ballivis, duos equos qui hospi- 
tabantur ad suum hospitium per duos viros extraneos, ad festum 
Sancti Martini ultimo praeteritum, qui quidem viri non venerunt 
eosdem equos calumpniandum; ideo, ilia causa, dictus Willelmus 
eosdem equos, ut hie patet, sursum deliberavit, et petit hie in Curia 
novem denarios pro costagiis et expensis eorumdem. Super quibus, 

' sitiiatae^ ' situatam,' MS. 



I37<5] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 191 

date of the making of these presents : rendering therefore annually to 
the aforesaid Hugh and William, their heirs and assigns, thirteen 
shillings and fourpence sterling at two terms of the year, to wit, six 
shillings and eightpence at the feast of Saint Martin in Winter, and 
six shillings and eightpence at the feast of the Invention of the 
Holy Cross; and if the aforesaid rent of the aforesaid thirteen 
shillings and fourpence shall be in arrear for eight days next follow- 
ing after any term aforesaid, then the aforesaid Hugh and William, 
their heirs and assigns, shall have full authority to distrain upon 
all lands and tenements of the aforesaid Thomas in Nottingham, and 
to carry away distresses found in the same, and to retain in their 
possession until they shall be fully satisfied for the aforesaid rent, 
with arrears. And we the aforesaid Hugh and William, and our 
heirs, will warrant, acquit, and defend against all men, the said 
tavern, with appurtenances, to the aforesaid Thomas during the 
term aforesaid, for the aforesaid rent. In testimony whereof the 
parties aforesaid have alternately set their seals to these indentures. 
These being witnesses: Ralph Torkard, then Mayor of the town of 
Nottingham, William de Beeston and Richard de Bradmer, then 
Bailiffs of the same town, John Potter of the same, Adam Painter of 
the same, and others. Dated at Nottingham, on Monday next after 
the feast of Saint John ante Portam Latinam, in the forty-ninth year 
of the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest. 4412. 



cm. — Surrender to the Bailiffs of Horses left by Guests at an Inn. 
1375-6, January 9. 

Be it remembered that William de Soothill, of Nottingham, came 
to this Court, and rendered up, here in full Court, to the aforesaid 
Robert Germen and William Leech, Bailiffs, two horses which were 
put up at his hospice by two strange men, at the feast of Saint 
Martin last past, which men did not come to claim the said horses; 
therefore, on that account, the said William has delivered up the 
same horses, as here appears, and he claims here in Court ninepence 
for the costs and expenses of the same (horses). Whereupon the said 
two horses arc appraised, together with their saddles and harness per- 



192 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTINGHAM. [l378 

per Johanncm Thoiy, Hcnricum dc Normanton, Johanncm dc 
Alfcrton, bochcr, et Robertum Sadler, fideliter juratos, iidem duo equi 
appreciati sunt, una cum sellis et apparatibus eis pertinentibus, ad 
xijs. vjd., quibus appreciatis sic remanent in custodia praedictorum 
Ballivorum, et indc praedicto Willelmo de Sothull iidem Ballivi 
solverunt novem denarios, quos petiit pro equorum costagiis. 

12/9, I'O- 8d. 

CIV. — Action for Debt by the Collectors of the Gild of All Saints. 

1375-6. 

Johannes Croushawe et Robertus Baxter, Collcctores Gildae 
Omnium Sanctorum, in Ecclesia Beatae Mariae Notingham', querun- 
tur de Willelmo Horner et Alicia uxore ejus, dc placito quod dicta 
Alicia eis debet iiijs. vjd., quos dicta Alicia recepit ad deliberandum 
eis de Agnete Smart, de Notingham, unde adhuc nichil eis solvit, 
ad dampna ipsorum de xld. Et praedicti Willelmus et Alicia veniunt, 
et defendunt vim, etc., et dicunt quod nichil eis debent, et hoc petunt^ 
quod inquiratur, etc. Et hie praedicti Willelmus et Alicia uxor ejus 
per Johanncm Py essoniati sunt- versus inquisitionem. 1279, ro. 9. 

Johannes de Croushaw et Robertus Baxter, Collcctores Gildae 
Omnium Sanctorum, in Ecclesia Beatae Mariae Notingham', qucruntur 
de Willelmo Horner et Alicia uxore ejus, de placito quod eis debent 
iiijs. vjd., ut in ixo rotulo per placitum plenius continetur, qui hie 
veniunt, et juratores duodecim similiter electi et jurati, et dicunt, 
super sacramentum suum, quod praedicta Alicia debet et detinet eis 
Johanni et Roberto praedictos iiijs. vjd., ad dampnum vjd. Ideo prae- 
dicta Alicia in misericordia. — Misericordia, iiijd. 1279, ro. 1 1. 



CV. — Grant of a Fair to the Burgesses in place of the Fair at 
the Feast of S. Edmund. 

1377-8, March 19. 

RiCARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, ducibus, 
comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, vicecomitibus, praepositis, ballivis, 
' petunt,'] 'petit,' MS. ^ sjtnt,'] 'est,' MS. 



137^^] RECORDS OF TTTK ROROUCTT OF NOTTTNCTTAAT. 193 

taining to them, at 12s. 6d., by John Thoiy, Henry dc Normanton, 
John de Alfreton, butcher, and Robert Sadler, being faithfully sworn, 
which, having been so appraised, remain in custody of the aforesaid 
Bailiffs, and hereupon the same Bailiffs paid to the aforesaid William 
de Soothill nincpencc, which he sought for the costs of the horses. 

1279, ro. 8d. 



Q\N.— Action for Debt by the Collectors of the GiM of All Saints. 

1375-6. 

John Crowshaw and Robert Baxter, Collectors of the Gild of 
All Saints, in the Church of the Blessed Mary at Nottingham, make 
plaint of William Horner and Alice his wife, on a plea that the said 
Alice owes them 4s. 6d., which the said Alice received from Agnes 
Smart, of Nottingham, to deliver to them, whereof up to this time 
she has paid them nothing, to the damage of them of 4od. And the 
aforesaid William and Alice come, and defend the force, etc., and 
say that they owe them nothing, and this they seek may be inquired, 
etc. And here the aforesaid William and Alice his wife are es- 
soined by John Py against the inquest. 1279, I'o. 9. 

John de Crowshaw and Robert Baxter, Collectors of the Gild of 
All Saints, in the Church of the Blessed Mary at Nottingham, make 
plaint of William Horner and Alice his wife, on a plea that they owe 
them 4s. 6d., as is more fully contained in roll 9 by the plea, who 
come here, and twelve jurors elected and sworn likewise, and (the 
jurors) say, upon their oath, that the aforesaid Alice owes and 
detains from John and Robert the aforesaid 4s. 6d., to the damage 
of 6d. Therefore the aforesaid Alice is in ' misericordia.' — Amerce- 
ment, 4d. 1279, ro. II. 

CV. — Grant of a Fair to the Burgesses in place of the Fair at 

the Feast of S. Edniuml. 

1377-8, March 19. 

Richard, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, 
dukes, earls, baron.s, justices, sheriffs, reeves, bailiffs, ministers, and 
others his faithful subjects, greeting. Our wcll-bclovcd the Mayor, 

N 



194 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [^37^ 

ministris, et aliis fidelibus suis, salutem. Supplicaverunt nobis dilecti 
nobis Major, Ballivi, et Burgenses villae nostrae de Notyngham ut, 
cum ipsi, per cartas progenitorum nostrorum quondam regum Angliae, 
habeant singulis annis, in villa praedicta, duas ferias, unam, videlicet, 
per octo dies ad festum Sancti Mathaei Apostoli durantem, et 
alteram per quindecim dies, videlicet, in vigilia, in die et in crastino 
Sancti Edmundi Regis et Martiris, et per duodecim dies sequentes, 
velimus eis gratiose concedere ut ipsi, loco secundae feriae pracdictae, 
habeant unam feriam ibidem per quinque dies duraturam, videlicet, 
in die et in crastino Sancti Petri in Cathedra, et per tres dies proxime 
sequentes: nos, eorum supplicationi in hac parte annuentes, de gratia 
nostra speciali concessimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, praefatis 
Majori, Ballivis, et Burgensibus, quod ipsi et eorum successores im- 
perpetuum, praeter primam feriam suam praedictam, habeant, loco 
secundae feriae quindecim dierum, unam feriam apud villam prae- 
dictam singulis annis per quinque dies duraturam, videlicet, in die et 
in crastino Sancti Petri in Cathedra, et per tres dies proxime 
sequentes, sicut praedictum est; dumtamen feria ilia non sit ad 
nocumentum vicinarum feriarum. Ouare volumus et firmiter prae- 
cipimus, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quod praedicti Major, Ballivi, 
et Burgenses, et eorum successores imperpetuum, praeter primam 
feriam suam praedictam, habeant, loco suae secundae feriae prac- 
dictae quindecim dierum, unam feriam apud villam praedictam 
singulis annis per quinque dies duraturam, videlicet, in die et in 
crastino Sancti Petri in Cathedra, et per tres dies proxime sequentes, 
cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad hujusmodi 
feriam pertinentibus, nisi feria ilia sit ad nocumentum vicinarum 
feriarum, sicut praedictum est. Hiis testibus: venerabilibus patribus 
Adam de Houton Menevensi, Cancellario nostro, Thoma de Brantyng- 
ham Exoniensi, Thesaurario nostro, Thoma Karliolensi, Radulpho 
Saresburiensi, Episcopis, Thoma de Wodestok Buk[ingham'], Thoma 
de Bello Campo Warr[wick'], Comitibus, Willelmo Latymer, Ricardo 
de Stafford, Henrico le Scrop, Johanne Knyvet, militibus, Ricardo 
le Scrop Senescallo Hospitii nostri, et aliis. Datum per manum 
nostram apud Westmonasterium, decimo nono die Martii, anno regni 
nostri primo. 

Scarle. 

Per Breve de Privato Sigillo. 

4165. 



1378] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 95 

Bailiffs, and Burgesses of our town of Nottingham have besought us 
that, whereas by the charters of our progenitors sometime kings of 
England, they have each year, in the aforesaid town, two fairs, one, 
to wit, enduring for eight days at the feast of Saint iMatthew the 
Apostle, and the other for fifteen days, to wit, on the eve, the day 
and the morrow of Saint Edmund the King and Martyr, and for 
twelve days following, we should be willing to graciously grant that 
they, in the place of the second fair aforesaid, should have a fair there 
enduring for five days, to wit, on the day and the morrow of Saint 
Peter in Cathedra, and for three days next following: we, acceding 
to their supplication in this particular, have granted of our special 
grace, for us and our heirs, to the aforesaid Mayor, Bailiffs, and 
Burgesses, that they and their successors for ever, besides their first 
fair aforesaid, shall have, instead of the second fair of fifteen days, a 
fair at the aforesaid town each year to endure for five days, to wit, 
on the day and the morrow of Saint Peter in Cathedra, and for three 
days next following, as is aforesaid; provided that this fair shall 
not be to the damage of neighbouring fairs. Wherefore we will and 
firmly enjoin, for us and our heirs, that the aforesaid IMayor, Bailiffs, 
and Burgesses, and their successors for ever, besides their first fair 
aforesaid, shall have, instead of their second fair aforesaid of fifteen 
days, a fair at the aforesaid town each year to endure for five days, 
to wit, on the day and the morrow of Saint Peter in Cathedra, and 
for three days next following, with all liberties and free customs 
pertaining to such fair, unless this fair shall be to the damage of 
neighbouring fairs, as is aforesaid. These being witnesses: the 
venerable fathers Adam de Houghton Bishop of Saint David's, our 
Chancellor, Thomas de Brantingham Bishop of Exeter, our Treasurer, 
Thomas Bishop of Carlisle, Ralph Bishop of Salisbury, Thomas de 
Woodstock Earl of Buckingham, Thomas de Beauchamp Earl of 
WarAvick, William Latimer, Richard de Stafford, Henr>' le Scrope, 
John Knyvet, knights, Richard le Scrope Steward of our Household, 
and others. Given by our hand at Westminster, on the nineteenth 
day of March, in the first year of our reign. 

Scarle. 

By Writ of Privy Seal. 

4165. 



196 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [^37^ 

(ZW.— Charter of King Richard II. 
1378, April 8. 

RiCARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliac et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, omnibus ad quos praesentes Htterae pervenerint, salutem. 
Inspeximus cartam Domini Edwardi nuper Regis Angliae, avi nostri, 
in haec verba: ' Edwardus, Dei Gratia,' [etc., reciting charter of 
Edzvard III, No. LIV.\ Nos autem, omnes et singulas concessiones, 
confirmationes et restitutiones praedictas ratas habentes et gratas, 
eas, pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis est, praefatis 
Burgensibus villae de Notyngham, heredibus et successoribus suis, 
Burgensibus ejusdem villae, concedimus et confirmamus, sicut cartae 
praedictae rationabiliter testantur, et prout iidem Burgenses et ante- 
cessores sui libertatibus et quietantiis praedictis rationabiliter usi 
sunt et gavisi. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri 
fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud \\'cstmonasterium, octavo die 
Aprilis, anno regni nostri primo. Scarle. 

Per ipsum Regem et Concilium in Parliamento, quia onerati sunt 
cum hominibus Derb[iae] de quadam balingera facienda. 4164. 



CVII. — Assessment of the King's Perm upon the Bakers of the Toivn. 

1378, November 10. 

Alicia Baxter, querens, optulit se versus Hugonem Drapur et 
Ricardum Lister, nuper Ballivos villae Notingham, de placito quod 
ei injuste detinent unam ollam aeream, pretii decern solidorum, ad 
dampnum ipsius Aliciae duorum solidorum, unde, etc. Et veniunt 
dicti Hugo et Ricardus, et defendunt vim, etc., et dicunt quod juste 
detinent dictam ollam, et non injuste, pro tribus libris de parcello 
firmae Domini Regis, quas dicta Alicia et ceteri viri de arte sua 
pistoria Ballivis villae praedictae annuatim solvere teneantur, quae 
quidem tres librae nondum eis pro tempore ballivae suae non sunt 
solutae, ideo dicunt quod praedictam ollam occasione praedicta juste 
detinent, et non injuste, et hoc petunt inquiri; et dicta Alicia sim- 
iliter. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant xij. juratores 
inter eos contra proximam Curiam. ^ 1280, ro. 3d. 

' There is also an entry of a plea verdict was given, in both cases, for the 

moved by John Baxter, recorded in almost plaintiff; 1280, ro. 6, 

the same words as the above plea. A 



137^] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. IQ/ 

CVI. — Charter of King Richard II. 
1378, April 8. 

Richard, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to all to whom the present letters may come, 
greeting. We have inspected the charter of the Lord Edward late 
King of England, our grandfather, in these words: 'Edward, by the 
Grace of God,' \etc., reciting charter of Edzvard Illy N'o. LIV.]. We, 
esteeming all and singular the aforesaid grants, confirmations and 
restitutions as valid and acceptable, grant and confirm them, for us 
and our heirs, as far as in us lies, to the aforesaid Burgesses of 
the town of Nottingham, their heirs and successors, Burgesses of the 
same town, as the charters aforesaid reasonably witness, and as the 
same Burgesses and their ancestors have reasonably used and enjoyed 
the liberties and acquittances aforesaid. In testimony whereof we 
have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness myself at 
Westminster, on the eighth day of April, in the first year of our 
reign. Scarle. 

By the King and Council in Parliament, because they are charged 
with the men of Derby with the making of a balinger. 4164. 

CVI I. — Assessment of the King's Perm upon the Bakers of the Toivn. 

1378, November 10. 

Alice Baxter, complainant, appeared against Hugh Draper and 
Richard Lister, late Bailiffs of the town of Nottingham, on a plea 
that they unjustly detain a brass pot, of the value of ten shillings, 
to the damage of the said Alice of two shillings, wherefore, etc. And 
the said Hugh and Richard come, and defend the force, etc., and 
say that they justly, and not unjustly, detain the said pot for three 
pounds of the portion of the ferm of the Lord King, which the said 
Alice and other men of her craft of baking are bound to pay annually 
to the Bailiffs of the town aforesaid, which three pounds were never 
paid them for the time of their bailiwick, therefore they say that 
they justly, and not unjustly, detain the aforesaid pot for that reason, 
and they seek that this may be inquired ; and the said Alice likewise. 
Therefore the Bailiffs arc commanded to cause 12 jurors to come 
between them against the next Court.^ 1280, ro. 3d. 



198 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1378 

CVIII. — Royal Couuiiission to enquire into obstructions in the 

River Trent. 

1378, November 12. 

RiCARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, dilectis et fidelibus suis Johanni de Grey, de Codenore, 
chivaler, Henrico de Grey, de Wilton, chivaler, Willelmo de Burgh', 
Roberto de Morton, et Roberto Martell, salutem. Quia datum est 
nobis intelligi quod quamplura gurgites, molendina, stagna, pali, et 
kidelli in aqua de Trente, in Comitatu Notyngham', per quam naves 
et batelli cum victualibus et aliis mcrcimoniis transire solebant, jam 
de novo posita existant et levata, ita quod per levationem eorumdem 
cursus aquae praedictae taliter divertitur, obstruitur, et artatur, quod 
naves et batelli per eandem transire nequeunt ut solebant, in nostri 
contemptum, et mercatorum et aliorum de diversis comitatibus regni 
nostri Angliae dispendium non modicum et gravamen, et contra 
formam ordinationum et statutorum ante haec tempora factorum : 
nolentes hujusmodi tarn praejudicialia populo nostro aliqualiter tole- 
rare, set ea quae pro communi utilitate regni nostri Angliae ordinata 
fuerunt et concordata executioni debite demandari, assignavimus vos, 
quatuor, tres, et duos vestrum, ad praedicta gurgites, molendina, 
stagna, palos, et kidellos, ac omnes alios defectus aquae praedictae, 
supervidendum, et ad inquirendum per sacramcntum proborum et le- 
galium hominum de comitatu praedicto, tam infra libertates quam 
extra, per quos rei Veritas melius sciri poterit, quae et cujusmodi 
gurgites, molendina, stagna, pali, et kidelli in aqua praedicta tempore 
Domini Edwardi, filii Regis Henrici, progenitoris nostri, quondam 
Regis Angliae, et deinceps, posita et levata existant, et per quos vel 
per quem, quo tempore, qualiter et quomodo, et ad omnia hujusmodi 
gurgites, molendina, stagna, palos, et kidellos, ac alios defectus aquae 
praedictae, per quam transitus navium et batellorum impeditur, cum 
omni celeritate qua fieri poterit, juxta formam, vim, et effectum statut- 
orum et ordinationum praedictorum, amovenda et deponenda per eos 
qui sic ea levaverunt et posuerunt, et alios qui ad hoc tenentur, absque 
relevatione eorumdem, et ad ipsos ad hoc faciendum viis et modis 
quibus melius fore videritis, faciendum, compellendum, et distringen- 
dum, et ad omnes illos qui vobis, vel alicui v^estrum, in hac parte con- 
trarii fuerint seu rebelles capiendum, et arestandum, et prisonis nostris 
mancipandum, in eisdem moraturos quousquc aliter dc eis duxerimus 



1378] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1 99 

CVIII. — Royal Coi/iinission to enquire into obstructions in the 

River Trent. 

1378, November 12. 

Richard, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to his well-beloved and faithful John de Grey, 
of Codnor, knight, Henry de Grey, of Wilton, knight, William de 
Burgh, Robert de Morton, and Robert Martell, greeting. Whereas 
we are given to understand that very many wears, mills, dams, pales, 
and kidells, have now of late been fixed and raised in the water 
of Trent, in the County of Nottingham, by which ships and boats 
used to pass with victuals and other wares, so that by the raising 
of the same the course of the water aforesaid is so wholly diverted, 
obstructed, and narrowed, that ships and boats are unable to pass 
through the same as they were used, in contempt of us, and to 
the immoderate expense and grievance of merchants and others 
of divers counties of our realm of England, and against the form 
of the ordinations and statutes made before these times: we, being 
unwilling to tolerate in any wise things so prejudicial to our people, 
but to order the due execution of those things which were ordained 
and agreed upon for the common utility of our realm of England, 
have assigned you, four, three, and two of you, to survey the aforesaid 
wears, mills, pools, pales, and kidells, and all other defects of the 
water aforesaid, and to inquire by the oath of upright and lawful men 
of the aforesaid county, as well within liberties as without, by whom 
the truth of the matter may be best known, what and what manner 
of wears, mills, pools, pales, and kidells were fixed and erected in 
the water aforesaid in the time of Lord Edward, the son of King 
Henry, our progenitor, sometime King of England, and afterwards, 
and by whom, at what time, how and in what manner, and to cause 
all such wears, mills, pools, pales, and kidells, and other defects 
of the aforesaid water, by which the transit of ships and boats is 
impeded, according to the form, force, and effect of the statutes and 
ordinations aforesaid, to be removed and displaced, with all the speed 
which can be used, by those who so erected and placed them, and 
by others who are bound to do this, without their re-erection, and 
to cause them to do this by the ways and means which shall seem 
best to be done, and to compel and distrain them, and to take, and 
arrest, and deliver to our prisons all those who to you, or any one of 



200 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

ordinandum ; necnon ad omnia alia facienda et exequenda quae pro 
meliori et securiori transitu navium et batellorum praedictorum neces- 
saria fuerint et oportuna, et ad praemissa omnia et singula audienda et 
terminanda, secundum legem et consuetudinem regni nostri Angliae: 
et ideo vobis mandamus quod, ad certos dies et loca quos vos, 
quatuor, tres, vel duo vestrum, ad hoc provideritis, inquisitiones super 
praemissis faciatis, et praemissa omnia et singula audiatis et ter- 
minetis in forma praedicta, facturi inde quod ad justitiam pertinet, 
secundum legem et consuetudinem regni nostri Angliae, salvis nobis 
amerciamentis et aliis ad nos inde spectantibus. Mandavimus enim 
Vicecomiti nostro Comitatus praedicti quod, ad certos dies ct loca 
quos vos, quatuor, tres vel duo vestrum, ei scire facietis, venire faceret 
coram vobis, quatuor, tribus, vel duobus vestrum, tot et tales probos 
et Icgales homines de Comitatu praedicto, tam infra libertates quam 
extra, per quos rci Veritas in praemissis melius sciri poterit et inquiri. 
In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 
Teste me ipso apud Gloucestrc, xij. die Novcmbris, anno regni nostri 
secundo. Melton. 

4414. 



CIX. — Roll of the Mayoralty of John Samoa. 
[1 370- 1, ^r 1378-9.] 

ROTULUS JOHANNIS SaMON DE OFFICIO MaJORIS, UT PATET INFRA. 

Welwrygtgate. — Johannes de Quappelade et Gilbertus Walker, 
Decenarii, dicunt quod Isabella de Southwell, Cecilia de Brademer, 
Johannes Tropynell, Johannes de Notingham, Willelmus de Colleston, 
Willelmus Hosyer, Rogerus de Wynster, Ricardus Lister, Willelmus 
Colyer, Hamundus de Ireton, Robertus de Bottale, et omnes alii 
braciatores, vendunt contra Assisam Servisiae, et contra procla- 
mationem Majoris, ideo, etc. 

Couhlane. — Robertus Couhper, Decenarius, praesentat quod Agnes 
de Brunneby et Alicia Couhper vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et 
contra proclamationem Majoris, et dicit quod dicta Agnes de Brun- 
neby hospitat latrones et alios extraneos ignotos,^ contra assisam, 
ideo, etc. 

' alios extraneos ignotos,'\ 'alii extianei ignoti,' MSi 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 20I 

you, shall be found contrary or rebellious in this particular, to stay in 
the same until we shall cause to be ordained otherwise concerning 
them; as well as to do and execute all other things which shall be 
necessary and opportune for the better and more secure transit of the 
aforesaid ships and boats, and to hear and determine all and singular 
the premises, according to the law and custom of our kingdom of 
England : and we therefore command you that, on certain days and 
places which you, four, three, or two of you, shall provide for this, to 
make inquests as to the premises, and to hear and determine all and 
singular the premises in form aforesaid, doing thereupon what per- 
tains to justice, according to the law and custom of our realm of 
England, saving to us the amercements and other things thence 
belonging to us. We have also commanded our Sheriff of the afore- 
said County that, on certain days and places which you, four, three, 
or two of you, shall cause to be known to him, he shall cause to 
come before you, four, three, or two of you, as many and such upright 
and lawful men of the aforesaid County, both within liberties and 
without, by whom the truth of the matter as to the premises may 
be best known and inquired. In testimony whereof we have caused 
these our letters to be made patent. Witness myself, at Gloucester, 
the 1 2th day of November, in the second year of our reign. Melton. 

4414. 

CIX. — Roll of the mayoralty of John S anion. 

[1370- 1, or 1378-9.] 

The Roll of John S.\mon of the office or Mayor, as appears below. 

Welwrygtgatc. — John dc Whaplodc and Gilbert Walker, Decen- 
naries, say that Isabella de Southwell, Cecily de Bradmere, John 
Tropynell, John de Nottingham, William de Colston, William Hosier, 
Roger de Winster, Richard Lister, William Colier, Hamond de 
Ireton, Robert de Bothall, and all the other brewers, sell against the 
Assise of Ale, and against the proclamation of the Mayor, therefore, 
etc. 

Couhlane. — Robert Cowper, Decennary, presents that Agnes de 
Brunby and Alice Cow^per sell ale against the assize, and against the 
Mayor's proclamation, and he says that the said Alice de Brunby 
houses thieves and other unknown strangers, against the assize, 
therefore, etc. 



202 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

Gretsmythgate. — Willelmus de Ingeland, solus Decenarius, prae- 
sentat quod Rogerus Maseon, Ricardus de Chilwell, Johannes de 
Norton, vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et contra proclamationem 
Majoris, ideo, etc. 

Gosgate. — Robertus West, solus Decenarius, praesentat quod 
Alicia de Sketon vendit contra assisam, et contra proclamationem 
Majoris, ideo, etc. 

Cukstulrowe. — Hugo Hachet et Walterus Pouchemaker, Dece- 
narii, praesentant quod Thomas de Bottale, Margareta de Wilford, 
Adam de Wolaton, corveyser, Laurentius de Tiryngton', Thomas de 
Stafford, Helena de Blythe, vendunt servisiam contra assisam, ideo, 
etc., et dicunt quod Willelmus de Wolaton' non est in libertate.^ 

Brydelsmytgate. — Johannes de Wychenovir et Johannes Fleccher 
Dccenarii, praesentant quod Johanna de Crophull, Robertus Sadeler, 
Maria Colyer, Elisota Tapester in venella, Robertus de Stauneton, 
vendunt contra assisam, ideo, etc., ct dicunt quod Thomas Fourbour, 
Johannes Fourbur, Elisota Tapester, non sunt in libcrtate. 

Magnus Mariscus. — Henricus de Warwyk et Adam del Roche, 
Decenarii, praesentant quod Robertus de Spondon, Henricus de 
Warwyk, Johannes de Barton, vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et 
dicunt quod Johannes, filius Ricardi Walker, non est in libertate. 

Parvus Mariscus. — Ricardus del West ct Nicholaus de Derby, 
Decenarii, praesentant quod Adam Barry, Johannes de Trowell, 
Johannes de Newerk, vendunt contra assisam, et dicunt quod Ro- 
bertus de Tykhill servus Adae Barry, Robertus de Holm' servus 
Adae praedicti .... 

Ad Finem Pontis. — Willelmus Snell et Willelmus Taliour, De- 
cenarii, praesentant quod uxor Roberti Ferthyng' vendit contra 
assisam, ideo, etc. 

Barkergate, Belward. — Rogerus de Beston, solus Decenarius, prae- 
sentat quod Willelmus Schipwryght vendit servisiam contra assisam. 

Alta Pavymenta. — Rogerus de Lenton et Johannes Joye, Dece- 
narii, praesentant quod Agnes Deynteth, Willelmus Pryour, Willelmus 
Leche, Johannes de Radford, Willelmus de Thru[m]pton, Isabella de 
Conysburgh, Johanna de Warton, Johannes Potter, Radulfus de 
Calverton, Johannes Chabictour, Matthaeus de Skyteby, Johannes 
de Thurmeton, Cecilia de Scoter .... 

Adhuc Pavymenta. — Willelmus Danyell et Edmundus de Holonde, 
Decenarii, praesentant quod Ricardus Collesone, Willelmus de Sothill, 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 203 

Gretsmythgate.— William dc Ingeland, sole Decennary, presents 
that Roger Mason, Richard de Chilwell, John de Norton, sell ale 
against the assize, and against the Mayor's proclamation, therefore, 
etc. 

Gosgate. — Robert West, sole Decennary, presents that Alice de 
Sketon sells against the assize, and against the Mayor's proclamation, 
therefore, etc. 

Cukstulrowe. — Hugh Hachet and Walter Pouchmaker, Decen- 
naries, present that Thomas de Bothall, Margaret de Wilford, Adam 
de Wollaton, corviser, Laurence de Tirington, Thomas de Stafford, 
Helen de Blyth, sell ale against the assize, therefore, etc., and they 
say that William de Wollaton is not in the liberty. ^ 

Brydelsmytgate. — John de Wichenover and John Fletcher, De- 
cennaries, present that Joan de Crophill, Robert Sadler, Mary Colier, 
Elisota Tapster in the lane, Robert de Staunton, sell against the 
assize, therefore, etc., and they say that Thomas Fourbour, John 
Fourbur, Elisota Tapster, are not in the liberty. 

The Great Marsh. — Henry de Warwick and Adam del Roche, 
Decennaries, present that Robert de Spondon, Henry de Warwick, 
John de Barton, sell ale against the assize, and they say that John, 
son of Richard Walker, is not in the liberty. 

The Little Marsh. — Richard del West and Nicholas de Derby, 
Decennaries, present that Adam Barry, John de Trowell, John de 
Newark, sell against the assize, and they say that Robert de Tickhill, 
servant of Adam Barry, Robert de Holm, servant of the aforesaid 
Adam .... 

At the Bridge End. — William Snell and William Tailor, De- 
cennaries, present that the wife of Robert Ferthyng sells against the 
assize, therefore, etc. 

Barkergate, Belward. — Roger de Beeston, sole Decennary, presents 
that William Shipwright sells ale against the assize. 

The High Pavement. — Roger de Lcnton and John Joye, Decen- 
naries, present that Agnes Deynteth, William Prior, William Leech, 
John de Radford, William de Thrumpton, Isabella de Conisborough, 
Joan de Warton, John Potter, Ralph de Calverton, John Chabictour, 
Matthew de Skyteby, John de Thurmeton, Cecilia Scoter .... 

The Pavement, further. — William Daniel and Edmund de Hol- 
land, Decennaries, present that Richard Collcson, William dc Soothill, 
' That is, not in the franchise of the borough. 



204 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

Rogcrus de Walton, Hcnricus de Brademer, Ricardus de Brademer, 
Ricardus Hannesone, Alicia Loterell, Willelmus Barbour, junior, 
vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et dicunt quod Ricardus Cook 
non est in libertate. 

Adhuc Pavymenta. — Rogcrus de Filyngham, solus Decenarius, 
praesentat quod Radulfus Plot, Willelmus Barbur, senior, Willelmus 
Pykard, Johannes de Kegworth, vendunt contra assisam, et dicit 
quod Henricus de Scotir, carnifcx, Rogerus de Filyngham, webester, 
et Willelmus de Brook non sunt in libertate. 

Freynschgate. — Willelmus Glover et Willelmus Colle, Decenarii, 
praesentant quod Adam Taliour, Willelmus de Denby, Alicia Bere- 
man, Johannes Scotte, vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et dicunt 
quod Robertus del Dale non est in libertate. 

Tymberrowe. — Willelmus de Ryseleye, Decenarius, praesentat 
quod Hugo de Schclford, Willelmus Cupper, Johannes Brest, Ro- 
bertus Hare, Willelmus de Torlaton .... 

Stonstretc. — Johannes Bladesmyth, Decenarius, praesentat quod 
Margareta de Conysborgh, Emma de Gotham, Johannes Fleccher, 
senior, vendunt servisiam contra assisam. 

Via Beatae Mariae. — Johannes Alcok, solus Decenarius, prae- 
sentat quod Willelmus Cook, Petrus Maseon, Johannes de Strelleye, 
Agnes Tapester, vendunt servisiam contra assisam. 

Fleschewergate. — Ricardus Dandcsone et Robertus de Wyhtton, 
Decenarii, praesentant quod Adam de Warton, Ricardus Dandeson, 
Robertus de Wytton, Willelmus Danyell, Adam Packer, Willelmus 
Michell, vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et dicunt quod Johannes 
Thoiy non est in libertate. 

Westbarre. — Rogerus de Grantham et Robertus de Quappelade, 
Decenarii, praesentant quod Johannes de Tannesleye, Rogerus de 
Sutton, Johannes Baker, Johannes Davy, Rogerus de Grantham, 
Radulfus Torkard, Johannes Horner, Rogerus de Wolaton, cook, 
Robertus de Wolaton, cook, Johannes del Bettis, Johannes de 
Balyden, vendunt servisiam contra assisam. 

Longrowe. — Johannes Jurdon et Johannes Glasenwryghte, De- 
cenarii, praesentant quod Willelmus Balle, Willelmus de Lenton, 
couhper, Hugo Drapur, Willelmus de Beston, Simon de Aschover, 
Robertus de Colleston', Johannes Dobbesone, Robertus de Houhden, 
Anabilla Fraunceys, Robertus de Hatherne, taliour, Johannes de 
Plumptre, Johannes de Crokesch'e, Ricardus de Stanleye, Johannes 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 205 

Roger de Walton, Henry dc Bradmcre, Richard dc Bradmere, 
Richard Hanneson, AHce Lutercl, William Barber, junior, sell ale 
against the assize, and they say that Richard Cook is not in the 
liberty. 

The Pavement, furtJier. — Roger de Fillingham, sole Decennary, 
presents that Ralph Plot, William Barber, senior, William Pickard, 
John de Keg^vorth, sell against the assize, and he says that Henry dc 
Scoter, butcher, Roger de Fillingham, webster, and William de Brook 
are not in the liberty. 

Freynschgate. — William Glover and William Colle, Decennaries, 
present that Adam Tailor, William de Denby, Alice Bereman, John 
Scott, sell ale against the assize, and they say that Robert del Dale 
is not in the libert}'. 

Tymberrowe. — William de Risley, Decennary, presents that Hugh 
de Shelford, William Cupper, John Brest, Robert Hare, William de 
Torlaton .... 

Stonstrete. — John Bladesmith, Decennary, presents that Margaret 
de Conisborough, Emma de Gotham, John Fletcher, senior, sell ale 
against the assize. 

The Street of Saint ]\Iary. — John Alcock, sole Decennary, pre- 
sents that William Cook, Peter Mason, John de Strelley, Agnes 
Tapster, sell ale against the assize. 

Fleschewergate. — Richard Dandeson and Robert de Wyhtton, 
Decennaries, present that Adam de Warton, Richard Dandeson, 
Robert de Wytton, William Daniel, Adam Packer, William Michell, 
sell ale against the assize, and they say that John Thory is not in 
the liberty. 

Westbarre. — Roger de Grantham and Robert de Whaplode, 
Decennaries, present that John de Tansley, Roger de Sutton, 
John Baker, John Davy, Roger de Grantham, Ralph Torkard, John 
Horner, Roger de Wollaton, cook, Robert de Wollaton, cook, John 
del Bettis, John de Balyden, sell ale against the assize. 

Longrowe. — John Jurdon and John Glasenwryghte, Decennaries, 
present that William Ball, William dc Lenton, cooper, Hugh Draper, 
William de Beeston, Simon de Ashover, Robert de Colleston, John 
Dobson, Robert de Howden, Annabella Fraunceys, Robert de 
Hathern, tailor, John de Plumptre, John dc Crokesch'e (Crowc- 
shavve?), Richard de Stanley, John de Crich, sm}'th, Richard de 



206 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

de Cryche, smyth, Ricardus de Lyndeby, clerk, Johannes de Alferton, 
vendunt servisiam contra assisam, et dicunt quod sponsus^ Alic[iae] 
Charwoman .... 

[^Iii Dorso.'] 
Inquisitio capta, die Veneris proximo post festum Sancti Johannis 
ante Portam Latinam, anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii a Conquestu 
Angliae qiiadragesimo quarto,^ coram Johanne Saumon, Majore villae 
Notingham', in Magno suo Turno, per sacramentum Hamundi de 
Ireton, Adae de Warton, Ricardi Collesone, Willehni Pykard, 
Johannis de Radford, Ricardi Ic Taverner, Willelmi Frauncleyn, 
Thomae de Watenowe, Willehni de Lenton, couhper, Willelmi de 
Coleston, Willelmi de Etewell, Willelmi de Wyrshop, harbour, qui 
dicunt quod ... .3 1280. 



ex. — Pleas regarding the repairing of Cow Lane. 
1379, March 30. 

Willelmus de Thrompton qucritur de Thoma de Botale de placito 
■conventionis, et queritur de eo quod cum ipse Thomas fecerat con- 
ventionem cum co, certo die, hie apud Notingham, ut fieret socius 
suus sibi auxiliando^ ad emendandam quandam viam vocatam 
Me Cowlane' hie in Notingham, donee plena fabricatio dictae viae 
finita fuerat, ipse Thomas inde, antequam via ilia plenarie fuerit 
fabricata et emendata, ipsum Willelmum solum reliquit, et viginti et 
unum solidos, quos idem Thomas ad opus dictae viae collegerit et 
receperit, eos adhuc detinet, ad dampna praedicti Willelmi decern 
solidorum. Et venit dictus Thomas, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit 
quod nuUam conventionem ei fregit modo prout dictus Willelmus 
versus eum narravit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum 
est Ballivis, etc. 1280, ro. 13. 

April 13. 

Willelmus de Thrompton, querens, optulit se versus Willelmum 
de Etwell, defendentem, de placito conventionis, de eo quod cum, 
certo die et loco, hie apud [Notingham], idem Willelmus Etwell ei 

' A blank occurs here in the original. Roll for 1378-9, to which it may belong, 

- Friday, May 10, 1370. The regnal as John de Samon was then Mayor. Many 

year appears to be a mistake for 45 Ed. IH. , of the entries are evidently incomplete. 

when John Samon is recorded as Mayor. ■♦ sociiis suits sihi auxiliando,'] 'socium 

3 This Roll is sewn up with the Court suum sibi auxiliandum,' MS. 



1379] RECORDS OF THE ROROUGII OF NOTTINGHAM. 20/ 

Linby, clerk, John de Alfrcton, sell ale against the assize, and they 
say that the husband ^ of Alice Charwoman .... 

[On the Back?[ 
Inquest taken, on Friday next before the feast of Saint John ante 
Portam Latinam, in the fourty-fourth year of the reign of King 
Edward the Third from the Conquest of England,^ before John 
Samon, Mayor of the town of Nottingham, in his Great Tourn, by 
the oath of Hamond de Ireton, Adam de Warton, Richard Collison, 
William Pickard, John de Radford, Richard le Taverner, William 
Francklin, Thomas de Watnow, William de Lenton, cooper, William 
de Colston, William de Etwall, William de Worksop, barber, who 
say that . . . ? 1280. 



ex. — Pleas regarding the repairing of Coiv Lane. 
1379, March 30. 

William de Thrumpton makes plaint of Thomas de Bothale on 
a plea of agreement, and he makes plaint that whereas the said 
Thomas had made an agreement with him, on a certain day, here 
at Nottingham, that he would become his companion to help him 
to repair a street called 'the Cowlane' here in Nottingham, until full 
making of the said street had been finished, the same Thomas there- 
upon left the said William alone, before the street had been fully 
made and repaired, and he detains to this time twenty-one shillings, 
which the said Thomas had collected and received to the work of 
the said street, to the damage of the aforesaid William of ten 
shillings. And the aforesaid Thomas comes, and defends the force, 
etc., and says that he broke no agreement with him in the manner 
in which the said William has set forth against him, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded, 
etc. 1280, ro. 13. 

April 13. 

William de Thrumpton, complainant, appeared against William 
de Etwall, defendant, on a plea of agreement, that whereas, on a 
certain day and at a certain place, here at Nottingham, the said 
William Etwall had promised him to be his companion in the 
repairing of the Cowlane until that street should be fully fini.shcd. 



208 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

promisisset esse socium suum ad emendationcm del Cowlane quo- 
usque via ilia plenarie fuerit finita, ipse Willelmus Etwell inde ei 
fregit conventionem, et eum solum ^ reliquit antequam opus dictae viae 
fuerit completum, ad dampnum ipsius xls. Et venit dictus Willelmus, 
et defendit, [et] dicit quod nullam conventionem ei fregit, et hoc 
petit quod inquiratur, etc. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire 
faciant inquisitionem inter eos contra proximam Curiam. 

1280, ro. 14. 



CXI. — Action against the Keeper of the Comvion Beasts. 
'379. March 30. 

Ricardus de Grantham, querens, optulit sc versus Johannem de 
Manesfeld dc placito debiti et transgressionis, de eo quod in defectu 
ipsius Johannis communes bestiae villae Notynghamiae, quas idem 
Johannes habuit in custodia, comederunt quandam frichiam ipsius 
Ricardi, ad dampnum ipsius quadraginta denariorum. Et venit 
dictus Johannes, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod frichia ilia 
comesta fuit in defectu ipsius Ricardi, quod non cam falcavit in 
tempore anni quo deberet cam falcasse, et hoc petit quod inquiratur, 
etc. 1280, ro. 13. 



CXI I. — Action of tJie Prior of tJie Friars Carmelite against a 
Refractory Servant. 

1379, April 3. 

Frater Robcrtus, Prior Fratrum Carmelitarum Notynghamiae, 
queritur de Johanne Carter, famulo suo, de placito transgressionis 
et contemptus contra Statutum ; qui per licentiam concordati sunt, 
et praedictus Johannes se ponit in misericordia, et ulterius in ilia 
Concordia, in plena Curia, coram Majore et Ballivis, juravit, super 
sacrosanctum Ewangelium, fideliter servire dicto Fratri Roberto et 
Conventui usque ad festum Beati Nicholai proximum futurum, et non 
amplius contra eos esse rebellem. 1280, ro. for. 2d. 

' sohmi,'] 'solus,' MS, 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 209 

the said William Etwall thereupon broke the agreement with him, 
and left him alone before the work of the said street had been 
completed, to his damage of 40s. And the said William comes, 
and defends, and says that he broke no agreement with him, and 
he seeks that this may be inquired, etc. Therefore the Bailiffs are 
commanded to cause an inquest to come between them against the 
next Court. 1280, ro. 14. 



CXI. — Action against the Keeper of the Common Beasts. 
1379, March 30. 

Richard de Grantham, complainant, appeared against John de 
Mansfield on a plea of debt and trespass, that in default of the said 
John the common beasts of the town of Nottingham, which beasts 
the said John had in his custody, pastured a piece of untilled ground 
of the said Richard's, to his damage of forty pence. And the said 
John comes, and defends the force, etc., and says that the untilled 
ground was pastured in default of the said Richard, because he had 
not mown it in the season of the year when he should have mown 
it, and he seeks that this may be inquired, etc. 1280, ro. 13. 



CXI I. — Action of the Prior of the Friars Carmelite against a 
Refractory Servant. 

1379, April 3. 

Friar Robert, Prior of the Friars Carmelite of Nottingham, makes 
plaint against John Carter, his servant, on a plea of trespass and 
contempt against the Statute: who are agreed by the licence [of 
the Court], and the aforesaid John places himself in ' misericordia,' 
and moreover upon that agreement swore, in full Court, before the 
Mayor and Bailiffs, upon the holy Gospel, to faithfully serve the 
said Friar Robert and the Convent until the feast of the Blessed 
Nicholas next to come, and to be no more rebellious against them. 

1280, ro. for. 2d. 



2IO RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

CXUl.— Claim for Money paid to a Gild in S. Peter's Church. 
1379, April 27. 

Willelmus Pykard, querens, optulit sc versus Ricardum de la 
Chanouns et Johannam uxorem ejus, defendentes, de placito quod 
ei debent quatuor solidos et quatuor denarios argenti, quos idem 
Willelmus, ad rogatum praedictae Johannae, pro ea posuit et solvit 
Gildae ,1 in Ecclesia Beati Petri Notynghamiae, 

ad festum ,^ anno regni Regis Edwardi Tertii post 

Conquestum quinquagesimo nuper defuncti, quos quidem quatuor 
solidos et quatuor denarios adhuc praedicti Ricardus et Johanna ei 
detinent, ad dampna ipsius Willelmi duorum solidorum. Et venit 
dictus Ricardus, pro se et pro attornato dictac Johannae uxoris suae, 
et defendit, etc., et dicit quod [ip]se nee dicta Johanna uxor ejus nichil 
ei debent nee detinent, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum 
est Ballivis quod venire faciant duodecim juratores inter eos contra 
proximam Curiam. 1280, ro. 15. 



CXIV. — Assault upoji a Person in custody of the Decennaries. 

1379, May II. 

Laurentius Corvyser,^ famulus Johannis de Lychefeld, queritur 
de Hugone Eyton' de placito transgressionis, eo quod cum idem 
Laurentius, certo die, hie apud Notyngham, ad finem Pontis fuit 
attachiatus per Willelmum Taliour et Willelmum Snell', Decenarios 
ejusdem viae, pro quodam insulto quod ipse Laurentius fecit in- 
juste et contra pacem versus quendam Johannem de Eyton, ipse 
Hugo, vi et armis, inde sibi fecit insultum dum ipse Laurentius fuit 
in custodia praedictorum Decenariorum, et eum percussit et verbe- 
ravit, ad dampnum praedicti Laurentii xx. solidorum, et contra 
pacem. Et venit dictus Hugo, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod 
non est culpabilis nisi in se defendendo, et hoc petit quod inquiratur, 
etc. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis, etc. 1280, ro. 16. 

' Blank in original. - ei omitted, 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINr;TIA:\r. 211 

CXIII. — Claij)i for Money paid to a Gild in S. Peter's Church. 
1379, April 27. 

William Pickard, complainant, appeared against Richard de la 
Chanouns and Joan his wife, defendants, on a plea that they owe 
him four shillings and fourpence in silver, which the said William, 
at the request of the aforesaid Joan, found and paid for her to 
the Gild ,^ in the Church of the Blessed Peter, Notting- 

ham, at the feast ,^ in the fiftieth year of the reign of 

King Edward the Third after the Conquest lately deceased, which 
four shillings and fourpence the aforesaid Richard and Joan with- 
hold from him up to this time, to the damage of the said William 
of two shillings. And the said Richard comes, for himself and as 
attorney of the said Joan his wife, and defends, etc., and says that 
neither he nor the said Joan his wife owe or withold anything from 
him, and he seeks that this may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs 
are commanded to cause twelve jurors to come between them against 
the next Court. 1280, ro. 15. 



CXIV. — Assault iipon a Person in custody of the Decennaries. 
1379, May II. 

Laurence Cor\yser, servant of John de Lichfield, makes plaint 
of Hugh Eaton on a plea of trespass, because whereas the same 
Laurence, on a certain day, here at Nottingham, was attached at 
the end of the Bridge by William Tailor and William Snell, Decen- 
naries of the same street, for an assault which the said Laurence 
made unjustly and against the peace upon one John de Eaton, the 
said Hugh, by force and arms, thereupon made an assault upon 
him while the said Laurence was in the custody of the aforesaid 
Decennaries, and struck and wounded him, to the damage of the 
aforesaid Laurence of 20 shillings, and against the peace. And the 
said Hugh comes, and defends the force, etc., and says that he is 
not guilty unless in defending himself, and he seeks that this may 
be inquired, etc. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded, etc. 

1280, ro. 16. 



212 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

CXV. — Impounding of Cattle by the Keeper of the Field. 
1379 [May 25]. 

Johannes Alcokc, querens, optulit sc versus Johannem Netherde 
de placito conventionis, de eo quod cum una vacca dicti Johannis 
Alcok fuit inclusa hie apud Notingham, in defectu dicti Johannis 
Netherd, die Lunae in Septimana Paschac ultima praeterita,i inde 
idem Johannes Netherde suppHcavit dicto Johanni Alcok pro in- 
clusatione dictae vaccae ponere pro eo vadium Johanni Malyn, custodi 
campis villae Notingham', et inde ipse Johannes Netherd salvaret 
dictum Johannem Alcok indempnem occasione depositionis dicti 
vadii, super quo dictus Johannes Alcok praefato Johanni Malyn 
suam deposuit armylausam, in vadio pro liberatione praedictae vaccae, 
ct inde saepius idem Johannes Alcok a dicto Johanne Netherde petiit 
deliberationem suae armilausae, ut conventio inter eos praefacta fuerat, 
et inde dictus Johannes Netherd liberationem illam negat, et con- 
ventionem praedictam contradicit, ad dampna praedicti Johannis 
Alcok decem solidorum. Et venit dictus Johannes Netherd, et 
defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod nullam conventionem ei frcgit, et hoc 
petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire 
faciant xij. juratorcs inter eos contra proximam Curiam. 

1280, ro. 17. 



CXVI. — Coutributio)i to a Loan to the King. 

1379, June 22. 

Willelmus Prior queritur de Hugone Drapur de placito debiti ; et 
queritur de eo quod idem Hugo ei debet viginti solidos, quos idem 
Hugo ei supplicavit pro eo solvere collectioni denariorum quos 
Johannes Samon, Major Notynghamiae modo in officio existens, 
et alii burgenses ejusdem villae, anno nunc durante, praestiterunt 
Domino Regi,^ secundum vim et effectum cujusdam litterae de 
patente ejusdem Regis praedictis Majori et burgensibus directae, 
quos quidem viginti solidos praedictus Hugo eidem Willelmo detinet, 
ad dampna ipsius decem solidorum. Et venit dictus Hugo, et de- 

' Monday, April 11, 1379. Plumptre, on March 6, 1379, for 100 marks 

- Security was ordered to be given to lent to the King. — Rymer's Foedera, vii. 

John Samon, John Crowshaw, and John 212, 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 21 3 

CXV. — liiipou)idi)ig of Cattle by the Keeper of the Field. 
1379 [May 25]. 

John Alcock, complainant, appeared against John Neatherd on a 
plea of agreement, that whereas a cow of the said John Alcock's was 
impounded here at Nottingham, through the default of the said John 
Neatherd, on Monday in Easter Week last past,i thereupon the said 
John Neatherd besought the said John Alcock to deposit for him 
security for the impounding of the said cow with John Malin, keeper 
of the field of the town of Nottingham, and thereupon the said John 
Neatherd would save the said John Alcock harmless by reason of 
the deposition of the said security, whereupon the said John Alcock 
deposited his cloak with the aforesaid John Malin, as security for the 
liberation of the aforesaid cow, and thereupon the said John Alcock 
frequently sought delivery of his cloak by the said John Neatherd, 
as the agreement had been previously made between them, and 
hereupon the said John Neatherd denies the delivery, and gainsays 
the agreement aforesaid, to the damage of the aforesaid John Alcock 
of ten shillings. And the said John Neatherd comes, and defends 
the force, etc., and says that he broke no agreement with him, and 
he seeks that this may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are com- 
manded to cause 12 jurors to come between them against the next 
Court. 1280, ro. 17. 

CXVI. — Contribution to a Loan to the King. 
1379, June 22. 

William Prior makes plaint of Hugh Draper on a plea of debt; 
and he makes plaint that the same Hugh owes him twenty shillings, 
which the same Hugh besought him to pay for him to the collec- 
tion of money which John Samon, at the present time Mayor of 
Nottingham in office, and other burgesses of the same town, during 
the present year, lent to the Lord King,^ in accordance with the force 
and effect of a certain letter of patent of the same King directed to 
the aforesaid Mayor and burgesses, which twenty shillings the afore- 
said Hugh withholds from the same William, to his damage of ten 
shillings. And the said Hugh comes, and defends the force, etc., 
and says that he owes him nothing in the way in which the said 
William has set forth against him, because he says that he never 



214 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l379 

fcndit vim, etc., et dicit quod nichil ei debet modo prout dictus 
Willelmus versus eum narravit, quia dicit quod nunquam dicto 
Willelmo supplicavit pro eo solvere aliquemi denarium, et hoc petit 
quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant 
xij. juratores inter eos contra proximam Curiam. 1280, ro. 19. 

CXVII. — Engagement of a Collector of Alms for a Chapel and his 
Imprisonment for forged Bulls delivered to him. 

1379, August 17. 

Johannes Clerk, de Mounstrell, attachiatus est versus Johannem 
de Swanton, de Thame, de placito transgressionis et contemptus 
contra Statutum, de eo quod cum dictus Johannes Clerk fuit serviens 
ipsius Johannis de Swanton, et cum eo retentus ad serviendum ei,^ 
hie apud Notyngham, a festo Paschae ultimo praeterito usque ad 
finem duorum annorum nunc proxime sequentium et plenarie com- 
pletorum, ad prosequenda et demonstranda negotia Capellae Sancti 
Thomae Martiris supra pontem Bedfordiae, inde idem Johannes 
Clerk, contra licentiam et voluntatem praedicti Johannis de Swanton, 
a suo servitio exivit, et sine causa rationabili ab eo detinuit, et adhuc 
detinet, ad dampna ipsius Johannis de Swanton viginti solidorum, 
unde idem Johannes producit sectam. Et venit dictus Johannes 
Clerk in propria persona sua, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod 
solus ipse fuit retentus cum praedicto Johannc de Swanton ei servirc, 
modo prout idem Johannes versus eum narravit, pro dictis negotiis 
prosequendis et pronuntiandis, set idem Johannes de Swanton ei 
tradidit falsas bullas [ad] dicta negotia prosequenda et proclamanda, 
pro quibus quidem falsis bullis ipse Johannes Clerk fuit captus, re- 
tentus et imprisonatus apud Stanford in Comitatu Notynghamiae, et 
similiter apud Garthorp in Comitatu Leycestr[iae], et sic ea de causa 
a servitio praedicti Johannis de Swanton exivit et recessit, prout ei 
bene licuit, et hoc paratus est verificare; unde petit judicium si in 
hoc casu actionem versus eum dictus Johannes de Swanton habere 
possit aut debeat. Et praedictus Johannes de Swanton dicit quod 
ipse Johannes Clerk ex injuria sua propria, et sine causa praedicta, 
a servitio ipsius recessit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur ; et alius 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant duodecim 
juratores inter eos contra diem Mercurii proximum post festum De- 

' aliqiicin,'] 'aliquod,' MS. ^ ei,'] 'eum,' MS. 



1379] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 215 

besought the said WilHam to pay any money for him, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired. Therefore the Baihffs arc commanded to 
cause 12 jurors to come between them against the next Court. 

1280, ro. 19. 



CXVII. — Engagement of a Collector of Alms for a Chapel and his 
Imprisonment for forged Bulls delivered to him. 

1379, August 17. 

John Clerk, of Mounstrell, was attached at the suit of John de 
Swanton, of Thame, on a plea of trespass and contempt against 
the Statute, because whereas the said John Clerk was a servant of 
the same John de Swanton, and retained with him to serve him, 
here at Nottingham, from the feast of Easter last past until the end 
of two years now next following and fully complete, to prosecute 
and represent the affairs of the Chapel of Saint Thomas the Martyr 
on the bridge of Bedford, thereupon the same John Clerk, against 
the licence and will of the said John de Swanton, left his service, 
and without reasonable cause absented himself, and to this time 
absents himself, to the damage of the same John de Swanton of 
twenty shillings, wherefore the same John enters suit. And the said 
John Clerk comes in his own person, and defends the force, etc., 
and says that he was only retained with the aforesaid John de 
Swanton to serve him, in the manner in which the same John has 
now declared against him, for prosecuting and publishing the said 
affairs, but the said John de Swanton delivered to him forged bulls 
to prosecute and publish the said affairs with, on account of which 
forged bulls the said John Clerk was taken, detained and imprisoned 
at Stanford in the County of Nottingham, and likewise at Garthorpe 
in the County of Leicester, and so for this reason he left and went 
from the service of the aforesaid John de Swanton, as he had 
full right to do, and this he is prepared to verify; wherefore he 
seeks judgment if in this case the said John de Swanton can or 
ought to have action against him. And the aforesaid John de 
Swanton says that John Clerk of his own motive, and without the 
reason aforesaid, withdrew from his service, and he seeks that this 
may be inquired into; and the other likewise. Therefore the Bailiffs 
are commanded to cause twelve jurors to come between them against 



2l6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1380 

collationis Sancti Johannis Baptistae proximum futurum. Plegius dicti 
Johannis Clerk eum habendi paratum hie ad eundem diem in plena 
Curia, coram juratoribus praedictis, ibidem recipiendum et audiendum 
quod ei Curia consideraverit: Rogerus de Herpeswell. Ad quem diem 
veniunt praedicti Johannes et Johannes, et juratores inter eos inde 
non veniunt. Ideo ponitur hie in respectu usque in diem Mercurii 
proximum post festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae Virginis proximum 
futurum pro defectu juratorum. Ad quem diem praedictus Johannes 
Clerk venit paratus in plcnam Curiam, et inde dictus Johannes de 
Swanton non venit ad prosequendum. Ideo in misericordia. 

1280, ro. for. 4. 



CXVIII. — Contribution to a Loan to the King. 
1380, December 5. 

Willelmus Leche summonitus fuit ad respondendum Johanni de 
Eyton de placito conventionis, quare non tenuit conventionem inter 
eos factam; et unde queritur quod ' apud Notingham, 

anno regni regis nunc quarto, ita convenit inter praedictos Johannem 
et Willelmum quod praedictus Johannes traderct [ejidem Willelmo 
decem solidos, ad auxilium centum marcarum de praestito facto 
Domino Regi per burgenses Notingham', sub condicione quod prae- 
dictus Johannes rehaberet praedictos decem solidos primo die quo 
aliquis, qui denarios aliquos ad praestitum [ejidem Domino Regi illo 
tempore fecit, denarios suos rehaberet, per quod idem Johannes 
decem solidos eidem Willelmo, ex conventione praedicta, tradidit, 
et postea satisfactum fuit quibusdam de tanta summa per ipsos^ ad 
idem praestitum Domino Regi eodem tempore factum, per quod prae- 
dictus Johannes saepius postea petiit praedictum Willelmum prae- 
dictam conventionem inter eos factam tenere, et adhuc petit; idem 
Willelmum conventionem illam tenere contradixit, et adhuc contra- 
dicit, ad dampna ipsius Johannis xiijs. iiijd., et inde, etc. Et venit 
dictus Willelmus, et defendit vim, etc., et dicit quod nullam con- 
ventionem ei fregit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum 
est Ballivis quod venire faciant inquisitionem inter eos contra 
proximam Curiam. 1281, ro. 5. 

' Blank in original. - itsos,^ 'ipsum,' MS. 



1380] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 217 

Wednesday next after the feast of the Decollation of Saint John the 
Baptist next to come. Pledge of the said John Clerk to have 
him ready here at the same day in full Court, before the jurors 
aforesaid, there to receive and hear what the Court shall decide 
about him: Roger dc Harpswell. At which day the aforesaid John 
and John appear, but the jurors between them do not thereupon 
appear. Therefore it is placed here in respite until Wednesday next 
after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary next to 
come on account of the default of the jurors. At which day the 
aforesaid John Clerk comes prepared in full Court, and thereupon the 
said John de Swanton does not appear to prosecute. Therefore he 
is in ' misericordia.' 1280, ro. for. 4. 

CXVIII. — Contribution to a Loan to the King. 
1380, December 5. 

William Leech was summoned to answer to John de Eaton on 
a plea of agreement, why he has not kept the agreement made 
between them ; and thereupon he makes plaint that ^ at 

Nottingham, in the fourth year of the reign of the present king, it 
was so agreed between the aforesaid John and William that the 
aforesaid John should deliver to the said William ten shillings, to 
the help of the hundred marks of the loan made to the Lord King 
by the burgesses of Nottingham, upon condition that the aforesaid 
John should have back the aforesaid ten shillings on the first day 
upon which any one, who had contributed any money to the loan to 
the Lord King at that time, should have their money back, wherefore 
the said John delivered ten shillings to the same William, according 
to the aforesaid agreement, and afterwards many persons were satisfied 
of the sum paid by them to the loan made to the Lord King at the 
same time, wherefore the aforesaid John frequently afterwards desired 
the aforesaid William to keep the agreement made between them, 
and he desires up to this time; the said William refused to keep that 
agreement, and up to this time refuses, to the damage of the said 
John of 13s. 4d., and hereupon, etc. And the said William comes, 
and defends the force, etc., and says that he broke no agreement 
with him, and he seeks that this may be inquired. Therefore the 
Bailiffs arc commanded to cause an inquest to come between them 
against the next Court. 1281, ro. 5. 



2l8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1382 

CXIX. — Suspension of Basins from a Barber's Pole as a sign 

of his crafl. 

1 3 80- 1, March 13. 

Johannes Barbour, per Nicholaum de Lamley attornatum suum, 
queritur de Willelmo Barbour de placito transgressionis ; ct queritur 
quod cum ipse Johannes, ad festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae 
Virginis, anno regni regis nunc quarto, apud Notyngham, conduxit^ 
quamdam seldam pro arte sua uti, ex qua selda praedictus Johannes 
suas pelves super quod[dam] polle pe[n]didisset sicut pro quodam 
signo suae artis, etc., praedictus Willelmus Barbour, vi et armis, 
venit praedictae seldae, et ibidem suas pelves deorsum jactavit et 
demolivit,2 et suum polle fregit, et similiter cuidam Johanni^ sibi 
servienti minavit verberare, ad grave dampnum ipsius Johannis 
centum solidorum, et contra pacem, etc. Et venit dictus Willelmus 
Barbour, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod nullo est inde 
culpabilis, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis 
quod venire faciant inquisitionem inter eos contra proximam Curiam. 
Plegius dicti Willelmi eum habendi paratum ad Aulam eodem die : 
Johannes Fox. 1281, ro. (2d). 



CXX.— Will of fohn de Wollaton. 
1382, May 3. 

In Dei nomine, amen. Ego Johannes de Wolaton' condo testa- 
mentum meum in hunc modum. Inprimis, lego animam meam Deo 
ct Beatae Mariae, et omnibus Sanctis Dei, et corpus meum ad sep- 
eliendum in Ecclesia de Griseley coram altari Sancti Jacobi. Item, 
lego, nomine principalis mci, meliorem equum meum. Item, lego 
in cera circa corpus meum comburendum, decem libras cerae. Item, 
do et lego Marjoriae uxori meae omnia bona et catalla mea. Item, 
Priori de Bellavalle, xxs. Item, Fratribus Minoribus de Notingham, 
xld. Item, Fratribus Ordinis Carmelitarum ejusdem villae, xld. Item, 
Vicario Ecclesiae de Griseley, xld. Item, Domino Thomae, presbitero 
ejusdem villae, xijd. Item, duobus clericis, utrique vjd. Item, 
fabricae ecclesiae, xld. Item, pauperibus istius parochiac, dimidiam 

' conditxit,'] 'condixit,' MS. ^ cuidam Johanni,^ 'quidem Johan- 

- deiiiolivit^ ' demolavit,' ^IS. ncm,' MS. 



1382] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 219 

CXIX. — Suspension of Basins fivin a Barber's Pole as a sign 

of his craft. 

1 380-1, March 13. 

John Barber, by Nicholas de Lambley his attorney, makes plaint 
of William Barber on a plea of trespass ; and he makes plaint that 
whereas the said John, at the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed 
Mary the Virgin, in the fourth year of the reign of the present king, 
at Nottingham, hired a certain booth to use for his craft, from which 
booth the aforesaid John had hung out his basins on a certain pole 
as a sign of his calling, etc., the aforesaid William Barber came, by 
force and arms, to the aforesaid booth, and there threw down and 
destroyed his basins, and broke his pole, and likewise threatened to 
beat one John his servant, to the serious damage of the said John 
of a hundred shillings, and against the peace, etc. And the said 
William Barber comes, and defends the force and injury, etc., and 
says that he is in no wase guilty thereof, and he seeks that this may 
be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded to cause an 
inquest to come between them against the next Court. Pledge of 
the said William to have him ready in the Hall on the same day: 
John Fox. 1 28 1, ro. (2d). 

CXX.— Will of fohn de Wollaton. 
1382, May 3. 

In the name of God, amen. I John de Wollaton make my testa- 
ment in this manner. First, I leave my soul to God and Saint 
Mary, and to all the Saints of God, and my body to be buried in 
the Church of Greasley before the altar of Saint James. Also I leave, 
in the name of my principal, my best horse. Also I leave in wax 
to be burnt about my body, ten pounds of wax. Also I give and 
bequeath to Margery my wife all my goods and chattels. Also to 
the Prior of Beauvale, 20s. Also to the Friars Minor of Nottingham, 
40d. Also to the Friars of the Carmelite Order of the same town, 
40d. Also to the Vicar of the Church of Greasley, 4od. Also to 
Sir Thomas, priest of the same vill, I2d. Also to two clerks, (i)i\. each. 
Also to the fabric of the church, 40d. Also to the poor of that 
parish, half a mark. And for faithfully making and executing this 
testament, I ordain and constitute my principal executrix my wife 



220 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1382 

marcam. Et ad istud testamentum fideliter faciendum et exequen- 
dum, ordino et constituo principalem executricem meam Marjoriam 
uxorem meam, ac etiam Willelmum filium meum et heredem, 
necnon et Willelmum, filium Georgii Charneles, coadjutorem eorum. 
Datum apud Wadnow, quinto nonas Mali, anno Domini Millesimo 
CCCLXXXIJ^K 

\E)idorsedl\ — In Dei nomine, amen. Admissis probationibus super 
factione infrascripti coram nobis, Sequestratore Generali, ipsum testa- 
mentum rite factum et legitime probatum pronuntiamus; executoribus 
in dicto tcstamcnto nominatis administrationem omnium bonorum 
dicti defuncti infra jurisdictionem nostram existentium, in forma 
Statuti super hoc editi, libere concedentes: dictis vero executoribus 
ab onere ulterioris compoti redditionis, quantum ad officium nostrum 
pertinet, salvo jure cujuslibet alterius personae propter calumpniam 
bonorum, absolvimus per praesentes sigillo officii decanatus de 
Notingham consignatas. Datum apud Notingham, vj. die mensis 
Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCC'"° octogesimo secundo. 

4417. 

CXXI. — Hiring of the Fisheries of the Toivu from the Chamberlains. 

1382, June 18. 

[Galfridus dc Skelton '] queritur de Willelmo de Retford de placito 
transgressionis ; unde queritur quod ubi dictus Galfridus allocavit de 
Camerariis villae Notynghamiae, qui pro hoc anno electi sunt, [pis- 
cariam in] aquas villae Notingham pro certo redditu per annum, 
venit dictus Willelmus, diversis temporibus hoc anno, noctanter et 
per dies aliquos, et cepit pisses in vecelli existentes, et asportavit, [ad 
dampna] ipsius Galfridi de xxs., unde, etc. Venit dictus Willelmus, 
et defendit, et dicit quod non est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se, etc. 

1282, ro. 19. 



CXXI I. — Enrolment of Grant to fohn Samon, senior. 
1382, September 24. 

Ad istam Curiam infrascriptam venit Johannes Samon, senior, 
de Notyngham, et petit quamdam cartam sibi confectam irrotulari 

' From Roll 20, 



1382] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 221 

Margery, and also William my son and heir, as well as William, 
the son of George Charneles, their coadjutor. Dated at Watnow, 
the fifth of the nones of May, in the year of the Lord one thousand 
three hundred and eighty-two. 

[^Endorsed.'] — In the name of God, amen. Proofs having been 
admitted as to the making of the within-written before us, the 
Sequestrator General, we pronounce that the said will was properly 
made and legitimately proved ; fully granting the administration of 
all the goods of the said deceased being within our jurisdiction to 
the executors named in the said testament, in the form of the 
Statute passed as to this matter: and we absolve the said executors, 
by these presents sealed with the seal of the office of the deanery 
of Nottingham, as far as pertains to our office, from the charge 
of the rendering of a further account, saving the right of any other 
person in his claim on the goods. Dated at Nottingham, on the 
sixth day of the month of October, in the year of the Lord one 
thousand three hundred and eighty-two. 4417- 



CXXI. — Hiring of the Fisheries of the Tozvn from the Cliaviberlains. 

1382, June 18. 

[Geoffrey de Skelton^] makes plaint of William de Retford on a 
plea of trespass; hereupon he makes plaint that whereas the said 
Geoffrey hired from the Chamberlains of the town of Nottingham, 
who were elected for this year, [the fishery] in the waters of the town 
of Nottingham for a certain rent by year, the said William came, at 
divers times in this year, on certain days and nights, and took the 
fish then in the nets (?), and carried them away, to the damage of the 
said Geoffrey of 20s., wherefore, etc. The said William comes, and 
defends, and says that he is not guilty, and as to this he places him- 
.self, etc. 1282, ro. 19. 

CXXI I. — E)iroIinent of Grant to foJin Sanion, senior. 
1382, September 24. 

To this within-written Court comes John Samon, senior, of Not- 
tingham, and seeks that a certain charter made to him may be 
enrolled under the tenor which follows: 'Know all men present and 



222 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1382 

sub illo qui sequitur tenore: ' Sciant praesentes et futuri quod nos 
Ricardus atte Chanouns, de Notyngham, et Cecilia uxor mea dedi- 
mus, concessimus, et hac praesenti carta nostra confirmavimus, Jo- 
hanni Samon, de Notyngham, seniori, septem acras et tres rodas 
terrae arrabilis, cum pertinentiis, jacentes in campis de Notyngham, 
quarum una [acra jacet] ex parte occidentaH le Beck', inter terram 
dicti Johannis Samon ex parte austraH et terram quondam Waited 
Ingram ex parte boriali; et una acra et dimidia jacent [ex parjte 
orientali le Beck', inter terram quondam Walteri Ingram ex utraque 
parte; et una dimidia acra jacet super Langthorn, inter terram 
quondam Roberti de Crop[hill] ex parte australi et terram quondam 
Simonis de Lenton ex parte boriali; et una acra jacet super Sleytber- 
ough, inter terram Ospitalis Sancti Johannis ex parte occidentali et 
terram quondam Johannis de Schirwode ex parte orientali; et una 
dimidia acra jacet supra Sleytberough', inter terram quondam Roberti 
de Crophill ex parte australi et terram quondam Johannis dc Schir- 
wode ex parte boriali, et abuttat versus orientem super le Beck' et 
super Gilpyngate versus occidentem; et una dimidia acra jacet in 
Astydale, inter terram Sancti Leonardi ex parte occidentali et terram 
quondam Johannis de Schirwode ex parte orientali; et una roda 
jacet inter terram quondam Willelmi de Amyas ex utraque parte, et 
abuttat super Wystongate; et una dimidia acra jacet in Lyngedale, 
inter terram dicti Johannis Samon ex parte occidentali et terram 
quondam Johannis de Normanton ex parte orientali; et duae acrae 
jacent ad le Juh'galowes. Dedimus etiam et concessimus eidem 
Johanni Samon unum croftum, cum pertinentiis, prout jacet juxta 
Scotbeck, et unum curtilagium, cum pertinentiis, prout jacet in Parvo 
Marisco Notynghamiae, inter curtilagium Ricardi de Brademer ex 
parte orientali et curtilagium Willelmi de Beston ex parte occidentali. 
Habenda et tenenda omnia praedicta terras, croftum, et curtilagium, 
cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, praedicto Johanni Samon, heredibus 
et assignatis suis, de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servitia inde 
debita et de jure consueta, imperpetuum. Et nos vero praedicti 
Ricardus et Cecilia, et heredes mei dictae Ceciliae, omnia praedicta 
terras, croftum, et curtilagium, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, prae- 
dicto Johanni Samon, heredibus et assignatis suis, contra omnes 
gentes warantizabimus et defendemus imperpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic praesenti cartae sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis 
testibus; Radulfo Plot, tunc Majore Notyngham', Johanne Samon 



I3S2] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 223 

to come that wc Richard atte Chanouns, of Nottingham, and Cecilia 
my wife have given, granted, and by this our present charter have 
confirmed, to John Samon, of Nottingham, senior, seven acres and 
three roods of arable land, with appurtenances, lying in the fields 
of Nottingham, whereof one [acre lies] on the western side of the 
Beck', between the land of the said John Samon on the southern 
side and the land formerly belonging to Walter Ingram on the 
northern side; and one acre and a half lie on the eastern side of 
the Beck', between the land formerly belonging to Walter Ingram 
on either side; and one half acre lies upon Langthorn, between the 
land formerly belonging to Robert de Crophill on the southern side 
and the land formerly belonging to Simon de Lenton on the northern 
side; and one acre lies upon Sleytberough, between the land of the 
Hospital of Saint John on the western side and the land formerly 
belonging to John de Sherwood on the eastern side; and one half 
acre lies upon Sleytberough', between the land formerly belonging 
to Robert de Crophill on the southern side and the land formerly 
belonging to John de Sherwood on the northern side, and it abuts 
towards the east upon the Beck and upon Gilpyngate towards the 
west ; and one half acre lies in Astydale, between the land of Saint 
Leonard's on the western side and the land formerly belonging to 
John de Shenvood on the eastern side; and one rood lies between 
the land formerly belonging to William de Amyas on either side, and 
abuts upon Wystongate; and half an acre lies in Lyngedale, between 
the land of the said John Samon on the western side and the land 
formerly belonging to John de Normanton on the eastern side ; and 
two acres lie at the Juh'galowes. We have also given and granted 
to the said John Samon a croft, with appurtenances, as it lies near 
Scotbeck, and a curtilage, with appurtenances, as it lies in the Little 
Marsh, Nottingham, between the curtilage of Richard de Bradmerc 
on the eastern side and the curtilage of William de Beeston on the 
western side. To have and to hold all the aforesaid lands, croft, and 
curtilage, with all their appurtenances, to the aforesaid John Samon, 
his heirs and assigns, of the chief lords of that fee by the services 
due and of right accustomed, for ever. And we the aforesaid 
Richard and Cecil}', and the heirs of me the said Cecily, will warrant 
and defend against all men for ever all the aforesaid lands, croft, and 
curtilage, with all their appurtenances, to the aforesaid John Samon, 
his heirs and assigns. In testimony whereof we have placed our 



224 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1382 

juniore et Thoma del Holt, tunc Ballivis ejusdem villae, Radulfo 
Torkard, Willelmo Cupper, Thoma de Bothale, Willelmo Spycer, 
et aliis. Datum apud Notyngham, die Mercurii proximo post festum 
Sancti Matthaei Apostoli, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post 
conquestum Angliae sexto.' Et ulterius praedicta Cecilia examinata 
est in plena Curia, et dicit se pure, et sponte, et absque alicujus 
viri cohertione, istam cartam in forma praedicta confecisse. 

1282, ro. 26d. 



CXXIII. — Royal Proclamation prohibiting Owners of Land on the 
sides of the Ti'ent from taking Fines from Navigators. 

1382, November 10. 

RiCARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, universis et singulis admirallis et eorum loca tenentibus, 
capitaneis, castellanis, magistris marinariis, custodibus portuum maris 
et aliorum locorum maritimorum, dominis villarum et maneriorum, 
vicecomitibus, majoribus, praepositis, senescallis, ballivis, ministris, 
et aliis fidelibus et subditis suis, tam per terram quam per mare 
constitutis, infra libertates et extra, ad quos praesentes litterae per- 
venerint, salutem. Ex clamosa insinuatione hominum villae de 
Notyngham et communitatis totius Comitatus Notyngham', accepi- 
mus, quod cum diversi homines ducentes diversa victualia et mer- 
candisas, cum navibus et batellis, per aquam de Trent, in singulis 
placeis inter villas de Hull' et Noyngham, totis temporibus retroactis 
venire, et per eandem aquam velando et navigando libere redire, et 
pro parvitate aquae naves et batellos suos per linas et cordas super 
terram ex utraque parte aquae praedictae trahere, consueverint, quae 
quidem aqua est riparia nostra, et de jure communis passagium pro 
cariagio et aliis necessariis in eadem aqua faciendis pro quibuscumque 
hominibus eidem transeuntibus, ac quidam homines habentes terras 
suas adjacentes dictae ripariae ex utraque parte aquae praedictae 
diversos fines et redemptiones ac vadia de singulis navibus et batellis 
ibidem venientibus ante haec tempore ceperunt, et indies capere non 
desistunt, per quod quamplures hujusmodi homines diu illuc venire 
distulerunt, et adhuc differunt, ita quod diversa victualia ad magnam 

■ commuin,\ ' commune,' MS, 



1382] RECORDS OF THE ROROUGII OF NOTTINGHAM. 



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seals to this present charter. These being witnesses : Ralph Plot, 
then Mayor of Nottingham, John Samon junior and Thomas del 
Holt, then Bailiffs of the same town, Ralph Torkard, William 
Cupper, Thomas de Bothall, William Spicer, and others. Dated 
at Nottingham, on Wednesday next after the feast of Saint Matthew 
the Apostle, in the sixth }-ear of the reign of King Richard the 
Second after the Conquest of England.' And moreover the afore- 
said Cecily is examined in full Court, and she says that she made 
this charter in form aforesaid purely, spontaneously, and without 
the coercion of any man. 1282, ro. 26d. 

CXXIII. — Royal Proclaviation proJdbiting Oivners of Land on the 
sides of the Trent from taking Fines from Navigators. 

1382, November 10. 

Richard, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to all and singular his admirals and their 
lieutenants, captains, castellans, master mariners, keepers of seaports 
and other maritime places, lords of villages and manors, sheriffs, 
mayors, reeves, stewards, bailiffs, ministers, and others his faithful 
subjects, constituted both by land and by sea, within liberties and 
without, to whom the present letters come, greeting. We learn, from 
the clamorous relation of the men of the town of Nottingham and of 
the community of the whole County of Nottingham, that whereas 
divers men leading divers victuals and merchandise, with ships and 
boats, on the water of Trent, in every place between the towns of 
Hull and Nottingham, at all times past have been used to come 
and, sailing and navigating, to freely return on the same water, and 
on account of the scarcity of the water have been used to draw their 
ships and boats by lines and cords on the land on either side of the 
water aforesaid, which water is our river, and by common right a 
passage for carriage and for performing other necessary things in 
the same water for all men whosoever passing over the same, and 
certain men having their lands adjacent to the said river on either side 
of the water aforesaid have hitherto taken, and to this day do not 
cease to take, divers fines and redemptions and pledges from every 
ship and boat there coming, whereby very many such men for some 
time have deferred, and to this time defer, going thither, so that divers 
victuals have attained, and do daily attain, a great dearncss, to the 



226 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH aF NOTTINGHAM. [1383 

caristiam devenerunt, ct cotidie deveniunt, in villae ac castri Notyng- 
ham' et totius communitatis praedictae dampnum non modicum et 
gravamen ac depressionem manifestam: nos, hujusmodi dampna, 
gravamina, et dcpressiones vitare, ct communi utilitati popuH nostri 
circumquaque prospicere volentes, \-obis omnibus et singulis, dis- 
trictius quo potcrimus, sub forisfactura omnium quae nobis forisfacere 
poteritis, inhibemus ne aliquos vitelarios victualia et alias mercandisas 
inter dictas villas de Hull' et Notyngham per aquam praedictam per 
vestros districtus in navibus seu batellis ducentes impediatis, moles- 
tetis, seu aliquo modo per fines, redemptiones, vadia, vel alia 
gravamina contra justitiam inquietetis ullo modo, et hoc sub foris- 
factura praedicta nullatenus omittatis. In cujus rei testimonium has 
Htteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud West- 
monasterium, x. die Novembris, anno regni nostri sexto. 

Newenham. 

Per Consilium. 

4418. 

CXXIV. — Royal Coiuinission to inquire into Obstructions of the 
course of the Trent at Cohvick. 

1383, November 16. 

RiCARDUS, Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae, et Dominus 
Hiberniae, dilectis et fidclibus suis Johanni de Greye, de Codenore, 
Willelmo de Nevill, Justitiariis Forestae nostrae ultra Trentam, 
Sampsoni de Strelleye, Thomae More, clerico, Roberto de Morton', 
Hugoni de Annesleye, Thomae de Merdeleye, et Willelmo de Lught- 
burgh, salutem. Sciatis quod cum magnac ripariae in regno nostro 
praedicto pro passagio navium et batellorum cum victualibus et aliis 
mercimoniis de loco ad locum per easdem riparias transeuntium com- 
munes et apertae teneri debeant, ac aqua de Trent, quae una ripari- 
arum praedictarum existit, de loco ubi originem sumit usque ad 
castrum et villam carissimae consortis nostrae Annae, Reginae 
Angliae, de Notyngham, et abinde directe ad aquam de Humbre et 
ulterius in altum mare, cursum suum tenere debeat et consueverit, 
per quam quidem ripariam de Trent naves et batelli cum victualibus 
et aliis mercimoniis ad eadem castrum et villam transire et abinde, 
absque impedimento aliquo, redire solebant temporibus retroactis, 
jamque ex parte dictae consortis nostrae et populi partium adjac- 
entium nobis sit graviter conquerendo monstratum, quod cum in 



1383] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 22"] 

no small damage and grievance and manifest depression of the town 
and castle of Nottingham and of the whole community aforesaid: 
we, wishing to avoid such damages, grievances, and depressions, and 
to provide on every side for the common utility of our people, 
prohibit you all and singular, as strictly as we are able, on pain of 
forfeiture of cvcr}'thing which }'ou can forfeit to us, from impeding, 
molesting, or otherwise disturbing in any way by fines, redemptions, 
pledges, or other grievances against justice, any victuallers leading 
victuals and other merchandise between the said towns of Hull and 
Nottingham by the water aforesaid through your districts in ships or 
boats, and this do not in any wise neglect on pain of the forfeiture 
aforesaid. In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters 
to be made patent. Witness myself at Westminster, the tenth day 
of November, in the sixth year of our reign. Newenham. 

By the Council. 
4418. 

CXXIV. — Royal Coiiiviission to inquire into Obstructions of the 
course of tlie Trent at Cohvick. 

1383, November 16. 

Richard, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, 
and Lord of Ireland, to our well-beloved and faithful John de Grey, 
of Codnor, William de Nevill, Justices of our Forest beyond the 
Trent, Sampson de Strelley, Thomas More, clerk, Robert de Morton, 
Hugh de Annesley, Thomas de Merdeleye, and William de Lough- 
borough, greeting. Know ye that whereas the great rivers in our 
kingdom aforesaid ought to be held common and open for the 
passage of ships and boats passing with victuals and other mer- 
chandise from place to place by the same rivers, and the water of 
Trent, which is one of the aforesaid rivers, has been used to and 
ought to hold its course from the place where it takes its source to 
the castle and town of Nottingham of our dearest consort Anne, 
Queen of England, and from thence direct to the water of H umber 
and further into the high sea, on which river of Trent ships and boats 
with victuals and other merchandise were used in times past to pass 
to the same castle and town and to return from thence without any 
impediment, and now it is sho\\'n to us on behalf of our said consort 
and of the people of the adjacent parts, with heavy complaints, that 



228 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1383 

villa de Colwyk, quae supra dictam ripariam de Trent inter castrum 
et villam de Notyngham praedicta et mare scita existit, fuerit ante 
haec tempora quaedam trenchea per quam parcella ejusdem aquae 
de Trent tenebat cursum suum usque ad molendinum, gurgites, et 
stagna Ricardi Biron, de Cohvyk, descendendo per eadem gurgites, 
molendinum, et stagna cecidit in dictam ripariam de Trent, et 
per impetum ejusdem aquae de Trent, aut diversa opera, artationes, 
rupturas seu levationes in eadem trenchea et alibi in dicta riparia 
magna de Trente facta, rectus cursus praedictae aquae de Trent 
divertitur in dictam trencheam ad praedicta gurgites, molendinum, 
et stagna integre concurrendo, idemque Ricardus dicta gurgites et 
stagna clausa et non aperta tenuit, et in praesenti tenet, minus juste, 
per quod hujusmodi naves et batelli ibidem ad dicta castrum et 
villam transire aut redire nequeunt quovis modo, in nostri con- 
temptum ipsiusque consortis nostrae dampnum gravissimum, ac 
populi praedicti dispendium non modicum et gravamen, unde nobis 
supplicarunt sibi de remedio in hac parte providere; nos, volentes in 
hac parte fieri quod est justum, ac de fidclitatc et circumspectione 
vestris plenius confidentes, assignavimus vos, septem, sex, quinque, 
quatuor, tres, et duos vestrum, ad inquirendum per sacramentum 
proborum et legalium hominum de Comitatu Notyngham', tam infra 
libertates quam extra, per quos rci Veritas melius sciri poterit, super 
praemissis omnibus et singulis ac aliis articulis et circumstantiis ea 
qualitercumque tangentibus [plenius veritatem^]; et ideo vobis man- 
damus quod, ad dictos diem et locum quos vos, septem, sex, quinque, 
quatuor, tres, vel duo vestrum, ad hoc provideritis, inquisitionem super 
praemissis faciatis, et eam distincte et aperte factam nobis in cancel- 
laria nostra, sub sigillis vestris, septem, sex, quinque, quatuor, vel 
duorum vestrum, et sigillis eorum per quos facta fuerit, sine dilatione 
mittatis, et hoc breve. Mandavimus enim Vicecomiti nostro Comi- 
tatus praedicti quod, ad certos diem et locum quos vos, septem, sex, 
quinque, quatuor, tres, vel duo vestrum, ei scire facietis, venire faceret 
coram vobis, septem, sex, quinque, quatuor, tribus, vel cluobus 
vestrum, tot et tales probos et legales homines de balliva sua, tam 
infra libertates quam extra, per quos rei Veritas in praemissis melius 
sciri poterit et inquiri. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras 
fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium, xvj. 
die Novembris, anno regni nostri septimo. Waltham. 

4419. 
' The bracketed words are from the enrohnent on Patent Roll, 7 Ric. H., pars. I., m. 13d. 



1383] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 229 

whereas in the vill of Col wick, which is situate upon the said river of 
Trent between the castle and town of Nottingham aforesaid and the 
sea, there was heretofore a trench through which part of the said water 
of Trent took its course to the mill, wears, and dams of Richard 
Byron, of Col wick, and descending through the said wears, mill, and 
dams fell into the said river of Trent, and by the force of the same 
water of Trent, or by divers works, narrowings, breaches or entrench- 
ments made in the same trench and elsewhere in the said great river 
of Trent, the right course of the aforesaid water of Trent is diverted 
running wholly into the said trench to the aforesaid wears, mill, 
and dams, and the said Richard held the said wears and dams close 
and not open, and at the present time so holds unjustly, whereby 
such ships and boats are there unable to pass or return in any 
way whatsoever to the said castle and town, in contempt of us and 
to the most serious damage of the same our consort, and to the no 
small expense and grievance of the people aforesaid, whereupon they 
have besought us to provide them a remedy in this particular: we, 
wishing to do in this particular what is just, and fully confiding in 
your fidelity and circumspection, have assigned you, seven, six, five, 
four, three, and two of you, to fully inquire the truth by the oath of 
approved and lawful men of the County of Nottingham, both within 
liberties and without, by whom the truth of the matter may be best 
known, as to all and singular the premises and other articles and cir- 
cumstances in any wise touching them ; and we therefore command 
you that, on a certain day and at a certain place which you, seven, 
six, five, four, three, or two of you, shall provide for this, you shall 
make an inquisition as to the premises, and shall send it distinctly 
and openly made to us in our chancery without delay, under the seals 
of you, seven, six, five, four, three, or two of you, and of them by 
whom it shall have been made, together with this writ. We have 
commanded our Sheriff of the County aforesaid that, on a certain 
day and at a certain place which you, seven, six, five, four, three, or 
two of you, shall cause him to know, he shall cause to come before 
you, seven, six, five, four, three, or two of you, so many and such 
approved and lawful men of his bailliwick, both within liberties and 
without, by whom the truth of the matter as to the premises may be 
best known and inquired. In testimony whereof we have caused 
these our letters to be made patent. Witness myself at Westminster, 
the 16 day of November, in the seventh year of our reign. Waltham. 

4419. 



230 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1385 

CXXV. — Action for Share of Booty obtained by tivo Companions 
in the Expedition to Flanders. 

1384-5, February 22. 

[Willelmus] de Derley, taylour, qucrens, optulit se versus Ricardum 
de Baryngton in placito detentionis; qui primo fuit essoniatus, et 
modo venit [in propria persona] et dicit quod dictus Ricardus ci 
detinet catalla ad valentiam xviij. librarum, septcm solidorum, ct 
decern [denariorum], videlicet, dimidiam partem suam [ojctoginta 
virgatarum panni linei, pretii virgae, xd. ; dimidiam partem sex [lin- 
thearum], pretii cujuslibet lintheae . . s. ; dimidiam partem cujusdam 
kurtinae pro lecto factae ex panno lineo et coloratae de bl . . . . 
[cum apjparatu cidem curtino pertinente, pretii xxs. ; dimidiam partem 
cujusdam thori, pretii x . . s., scilicet, ij. redels pro lecto, du[orum 
parium] lynthe[amin]um, pretii cujuslibet paris,i iiijs. ; dimidiam 
partem duorum garmentorum factorum pro feminis penulatorum cum 
men[evero], pretii unius, xxs., et alterius, xxvjs. viijd. ; dimidiam partem 
de una penula nova de albo et gray, pretii xiiijs. ; partem .... quoddam 
pylch de cuniculorum pellibus,^ pretii xs. ; dimidiam partem de duabus 
peciis de say continentibus x. virgatas, pretii virgae, xv . . . . ; di- 
midiam partem de sex peciis de banqners et quyscJiinsklotJi, pretii 
omnium eorum xxiiijs. ; dimidiam partem suam de quinque camuciis 
pro feminis, pretii eorum x. solidorum ; dimidiam partem de quatuor 
pannis lineis pro viris, pretii vs. viijd.; dimidiam partem de sex 
virgatis panni risseti, pretii virgatae, xviijd. ; dimidiam partem de 
quatuor virgatis panni rubei moderati, pretii virgatae, xviijd.; di- 
midiam partem de panno albo blanket, scilicet, viij. virgatarum, pretii 
virgatae, xiiijd. ; dimidiam partem de quatuor cooporturis pro lecto, 
pretii pecii, xvjd. ; dimidiam partem de duabus zonis argento ornatis, 
pretii xxvjs. viijd. ; dimidiam partem de tribus cultellis, pretii cujus- 
libet, xviijd. ; dimidiam partem de duabus capiciis pro feminis argento 
ornatis, pretii xs. ; dimidiam partem de flameis et kellits, pretii 
xiijs. iiijd. ; et dimidiam partem multorum aliorum bonorum [quae] 
hie non memorantur ad valentiam x. marcarum, quae bona et catalla 
dicti Willelmus et Ricardus ut socii simul wainaverunt in via gu[e]rrae 
in terra Flaundr', in viagio venerabili[s] patris Henrici, Episcopi 
Northwychensis, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi sexto, quae idem 
Willelmus ibidem liberavit eidem Ricardo ad cariandum in Anglia[m], 

' paris,] 'periarie," MS. - cunicidoniin pellibiis,'] ' cuniculis fellis,' MS. 



1385] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 23 1 

CXX\'. — Action for Share of Booty obtained by tico Companions 

in the Expedition to Flanders. 

1384-5, February 22. 

William de Darley, tailor, complainant, appeared against Richard 
de Barrington on a plea of detention; who was at first essoined, 
and now he comes in his own person and says that the said 
Richard withholds chattels from him to the value of 18 pounds, seven 
shillings, and ten pence, to wit, his half part of eighty yards of 
linen cloth, price of a yard, lod. ; a half part of six cloths, price of 
each cloth, . . s. ; a half part of a certain curtain for a bed made 
of linen cloth and coloured with .... together with the fittings 
belonging to the said curtain, price 20s. ; a half part of a bed, value 
I . . s., to wit, two curtains for the bed, two pairs of sheets, price 
of each pair, 4s. ; a half part of two garments made for women 
bordered with minever, price of the one, 20s., and of the other, 
26s. 8d. ; a half part of a new border of white and gray, price 14s.; 
part .... of a pilch of rabbits' skins, price los. ; a half part of two 
pieces of say containing 10 yards, price of a yard, 15 . • ; a half part 
of six pieces of banquer and cushion-cloth, price of all of these, 24s. ; 
his half part of five hoods for women, price of them, los. ; a half part 
of four linen cloths for men, price 5s. 8d. ; a half part of six yards of 
russet cloth, price of a yard, i8d. ; a half part of four yards of red 
cloth of medium quality, price of a yard, 1 8d. ; a half part of a cloth 
of white blanket, to wit, eight )-ards, price of a yard, I4d.; a half 
part of four coverlets for a bed, price of one piece, i6d. ; a half part 
of two belts ornamented with silver, price 26s. 8d. ; a half part of 
three knives, price of each, 1 8d. ; a half part of two hoods for women 
ornamented with silver, price los. ; a half part of veils and head- 
coverings, price 1 3s. 4d. ; and a half part of many other goods not 
spoken of here to the value of 10 marks, which goods and chattels 
the said William and Richard as companions won together in time 
of war in the land of Flanders, in the expedition of the venerable 
father Henry, Bishop of Norwich, in the sixth year of the reign of 
King Richard the Second, which (goods) the said William there 
delivered to the said Richard to carry into England, on condition 
that the said Richard de Barrington should have each and all of 
the aforesaid goods ready and prepared whenever the said Richard 
should be requested by the said William in England to divide the 



232 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1385 

sub forma quod dictus Ricardus de Baryngton dicta bona per omnia 
et singula haberet prompta et parata^ quandocumque idem Ricardus 
ab eodem Willelmo in Anglia ad bona et catalla depertanda fuerit^ 
requisitus, quae quidem bona et catalla dictus Ricardus ^ a dicto 
Willelmo^ depertanda requisitus fuit, et adhuc requisitus est, et idem 
Ricardus ea ei detinet, et injuste detinuit, ad dampnum ipsius Willelmi 
viginti librarum, unde producit sectam, etc. Et venit dictus Ricardus, 
per attornatum suum Johannem Sharp, et defendit, etc., et dicit quod 
conventiones factae fuerunt ultra mare et non in Anglia, ideo dicit 
quod ei non interest respondere, unde petit judicium. 1285, ro. 1 1. 

CXXVI. — Impounding of Sheep from Radford in the Nottingham 

Pinfold. 

1385, November 15. 

Rogerus Wyldyng, de Radfford, queritur de Ricardo Jcfifson 
Nanneson, de Radfford, de placito transgressionis: plegius de placito 
prosequendo — Johannes de Braydsale: de eo quod ubi dictus Ri- 
cardus locatus fuit servire praefato Rogero a festo Sancti Martini in 
Yeme, anno regni regis nunc octavo, usque ad diem Dominicam 
proximam post festum Sancti Martini in Yeme, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi nono, ad custodiendum oves ejus, dictus Ricardus, 
in vigilia Sancti Martini nunc ultimo praeterita, ad fariam de Lenton 
sine licentia ipsius Rogeri ivit, et oves ejus incustoditas dimisit, sic 
per defectum ipsius Ricardi praedictae oves per Henricum Hostiler, 
de Notyngham, apud Notyngham, captae fuerunt, et per duos dies 
in le Pynffold positae fuerunt, ad dampna ipsius Rogeri xl. solidorum, 
unde producit sectam, etc. Et venit dictus Ricardus, et cognovit se 
esse culpabilem ; et postea partes praedictae per licentiam concordatae 
sunt, et dictus Ricardus in misericordia. 1286, ro. for. 3. 



CXXVII. — Action against the Community of Basford for Chiminage. 

1385, November 29. 

Willelmus Nevyll, miles, queritur de Johanne Bredseller, de 
Basefford, et de omnibus hominibus praedictae villae de Basefford, 

' paratail 'paratus,' MS. -5 Ricardus, 'I 'Willelmus,' MS. 

- fticrit,'] ' fuerunt,' MS. •» Willelmo,^ ' Ricardo,' MS. 



1385] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 233 

goods and chattels, and the said Richard was required by the said 
WilHam to divide the said goods and chattels, and to this time he is 
required, and the said Richard withholds them from him, and unjustly 
withheld, to the damage of the said William of twenty pounds, 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the said Richard comes, by his 
attorney John Sharp, and defends, etc., and says that the agreements 
were made beyond the sea and not in England, therefore he says 
that it does not lie upon him to answer, wherefore he seeks judgment. 

1285, ro. II. 



CXXVI. — Impounding of Sheep from Radford in the Nottingham 

Pinfold. 

1385, November 15. 

Roger Wilding, of Radford, makes plaint of Richard Jeffson 
Nanneson, of Radford, on a plea of trespass : pledge of prosecuting 
the plea — John de Breadsall: that whereas the said Richard was 
engaged to serve the aforesaid Roger from the feast of Saint Martin 
in Winter, in the eighth year of the reign of the present king, until 
Sunday next after the feast of Saint Martin in Winter, in the ninth 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second, to take care of his 
sheep, the said Richard, on the eve of Saint Martin now last past, 
went to the fair of Lenton without the licence of the said Roger, and 
left his sheep uncared for, so that through the default of the said 
Richard the aforesaid sheep were taken by Henry Hostiler, of 
Nottingham, at Nottingham, and were placed in the Pinfold for 
two days, to the damage of the said Roger of 40 shillings, wherefore 
he enters suit, etc. And the said Richard comes, and acknowledged 
himself to be guilty; and afterwards by licence (of the Court) the 
parties aforesaid are agreed, and the said Richard is in 'misericordia.' 

1286, ro. for. 3. 

CXXVII. — Action against the Community of Basford for Chiminage. 

1385, November 29. 

William Neville, knight, makes plaint of John Breadseller, of 
Basford, and of all the men of the aforesaid town of Basford, on a 
plea of debt: pledge of prosecuting the plea— Richard Knight, baker: 
and hereupon the said William, knight, puts in his place William de 



234 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1385 

de placito debiti : plegius de placito prosequendo — Ricardus Knyght, 
baker: et super hoc idem Willelmus, miles, ponit loco suo Willelmum 
de Emley, clericum, ad lucrandum vel perdendum in placito prae- 
dicto; et inde queritur, per attornatum suum pracdictum, quod ei 
debet xiiijd. pro chimynagio Domini Regis, quos solvissc debuit ad 
festum Sancti Martini nunc ultimo praeteritum, et nondum solvit, 
set detinuit, et adhuc detinet, ad dampna praedicti Willelmi vjd. 
unde producit sectam, etc. Et venit praedictus Johannes, cum com- 
munitate villae de Basefford, ct cognovit debitum: dampna taxantur 
[ad] ijd. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod dictus Willelmus 
Nevyll, miles, recuperet de eis praedictos xiiijd. ct pro dampnis ijd.; 
et dicti Johannes et socii sui in misericordia. 1286, ro. for. 3. 

CXXVIII. — Account of Partnership betiveen tivo Lo rimers. 
1385, December 13. 

Idem Galfridus [Lorimer, de Lenton,] queritur de praedicto 
Johanne [Lorymer, de Notyngham,] de placito debiti de eo quod ei 
debet xd. pro uno martello sibi vendito, anno regni Regis Ricardi 
Secundi post Conquestum quarto; item pro uno freno, uno pari 
streparum, et pro martello, vjd.; et pro freno et strepis, iiijd., post- 
quam sibi convenerunt invicem ad operandum pro eorum profiguo, 
unde dictus Galfridus semper de lucro reciperet unam medietatem et 
dictus Johannes aliam medietatem, unde dictus [Galfridus] de sua 
parte nichil recepit, nee nichil habuit. Item, dictus Johannes recepit 
de Johanne de Lundon pro uno pari streparum iiijd., unde ijd. dictus 
Galfridus habuisset pro sua parte. Item, dictus Johannes ^ recepit 
de uxore Thomae Breton, de Annesleye, pro ligatione unius forceri, 
et pro clave ad idem^ forcerum, xd., unde vd. praedicto Galfrido 
descendere deberet pro sua parte, et nichil habuit. Item, dictus 
Johannes recepit de Matilda Fisshelake, de Lenton, pro ligatione 
unius forceri, et pro clave ad idem^ forcerum, iiij. laginas serviziae, 
pretii iiijd., unde ij. laginas^ dictus Galfridus habuisset pro sua parte, 
et nichil habuit. Item, recepit de Willelmo de Halum iiijd. vel unum 
martellum pro fabricatione unius freni, unde ijd. dictus Galfridus pro 
sua parte habuisset, et nichil habuit. Item, recepit de Fratre Johanne 
de Coventre iiijd. pro factura unius klyketkey, unde ijd. dictus 

' Johannes,^ 'Galfridus,' MS. 3 laginas,'] 'laginae,' MS. 

- idetii,'] 'eodem,' MS. 



1385] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



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Emley, clerk, to win or lose in the plea aforesaid ; and hereupon he 
makes plaint, by his aforesaid attorney, that he owes him I4d. for 
chiminage of the Lord King, which he should have paid at the feast 
of Saint Martin now last past, and has not yet paid, but withheld, 
and withholds to this time, to the damage of the aforesaid William 
of 6d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid John came, 
together with the community of the town of Basford, and acknow- 
ledged the debt: the damages are taxed at 2d. Therefore it is 
decided by the Court that the said William Neville, knight, shall 
recover from them the aforesaid I4d., and for damages, 2d.; and the 
said John and his companions are in 'misericordia.' 1286, ro. for. 3. 



CXXVIII. — Account of Partners/lip beiiveen ti^'o Lorimers. 
1385, December 13. 

The same Geoffrey [Lorimer, of Lenton,] makes plaint of the 
aforesaid John [Lorimer, of Nottingham,] on a plea of debt that he 
owes him lod. for a hammer sold to him, in the fourth year of the 
reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest; also for a 
bridle, a pair of stirrups, and a hammer, 6d. ; and for a bridle and 
stirrups, 4d., after they had agreed with each other to work for their 
profit, whereby the said Geoffrey should always receive one moiety of 
the gain and the said John the other moiety, w^hereof the said Geoffrey 
has received nothing of his share, nor had anything thereof Also, the 
said John received from John de London 4d. for a pair of stirrups, of 
which the said Geoffrey should have had 2d. for his share. Also, 
the said John received from the wife of Thomas Breton, of Annesley, 
for the binding of a chest, and for the key to the same chest, lod., 
whereof 5d. ought to come to the aforesaid Geoffrey for his share, 
and he had nothing. Also, the said John received from Matilda 
Fishlake, of Lenton, for the binding of a chest, and for the key to 
the said chest, four flagons of ale, of the value of 4d., whereof the 
said Geoffrey should have two flagons for his share, and he had 
nothing. Also, he received from William de Halam 4d. or a hammer 
for making a bridle, whereof the said Geoffrey should have had 2d. 
for his share, and he had nothing. Also, he received from Friar 
John de Coventry 4d. for making a klyket-key, whereof the said 
Geoffrey should have had 2d., and he had nothing. Also, he received 



236 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1386 

Galfridus habuisset, et nichil habuit. Item, recepit de uxore Robertl 
Sadeler, de Notingham, vd. pro j. cera et clave, unde dictus Gal- 
fridus ijd. et obolum habuisset, et nichil habuit, pro sua parte. Item, 
recepit de Cecilia uxore Johannis de Croweshawe vd. pro j. cera et 
clave, unde dictus Galfridus habuisset ijd. et obolum. Item, recepit 
de Ricardo Flecher pro uno platelok xd., unde dictus Galfridus vd. 
habuisset, et nichil habuit. Item, debet dicto Galfrido ijs., quos 
dictus [Johannes] perdidit versus Johannem Skyffelyn pro factura 
unius clavis^ ad hostium Ecclesiae de Brokstowe, quos praedictos ijs. 
dictus Galfridus pro eo solvit dicto Johanni Skyffelyn. Item, dictus 
Johannes fregit unam craticulam de Thoma Glasewryght, pretii vjd., 
quos praedictos vjd. dictus Galfridus pro eo solvit, unde petit iiijd. 
et non plus. Item, recepit de Thoma Passenham pro uno pari 
calcarium xijd., unde dictus Galfridus vjd. habuisset, et nichil habuit. 
— Summa de parte praedicti Galfridi xs., et nichil habuit, set [dicit] 
quod dictus Johannes detinuit, et adhuc detinet, ad dampna ipsius 
Galfridi xiijs. et iiijd., unde producit scctam, etc. Et vcnit dictus 
Johannes, et defendit, etc., et dicit quod ei debet de omnibus supra- 
dictis nisi v . . et non plus, et hoc ponit se super patriam; et alius 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 1286, ro. for. 3d. 



CXXIX. — Action for Money lent in order thai the Debtor might 
become a Freeman of the Tozvn. 

1385-6, February 22. 

Hugo Drapour queritur de Willelmo Draper, de Pountefreyt, de 
placito debiti de eo quod ei debet vjs. et viijd., quos sibi praestitit in 
fcsto Pentecostes, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi nunc viijo, ad 
faciendum praedictum Willelmum liberum hominem in burgo villae 
Notingham', quos praedictos vjs. viijd. solvisse debuit ad festum 
Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptistae tunc proximum sequens, et licet 
saepius requisitus dictus Willelmus ei solvere noluit, set solvere con- 
tradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna praedicti Hugonis xld., 
unde producit sectam, etc. Et venit dictus Willelmus, et defendit, 
etc., et dicit quod nichil ei debet, et hoc ponit se super patriam ; et 
alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. Et postea juratores inter 

' clavis,^ 'clave,' MS. 



1386] RECORDS OF TIIH r.OROUClII OF NOTTINGHAM. 237 

from the \\ife of Robert Saddler, of Nottingham, 5d. for a lock and 
key, whereof the said Geoffrey should have had 2]/>(\., and he had 
nothing, for his share. Also, he received from Cicely wife of John 
de Crowshaw 5d. for a lock and key, whereof the said Geoffrey 
should have had 2^d. Also, he received from Richard Fletcher 
lod. for a plate-lock, whereof the said Geoffrey sliould have had 5d., 
and he had nothing. Also, he owes to the said Geoffrey 2s., which 
the said John lost against John Skyffelyn for the making of a key 
for the door of the Church of Broxtowe, which aforesaid 2s. the said 
Geoffrey paid for him to the said John Skyffelyn. Also, the said 
John broke a gridiron of Thomas Glasswright's, of the value of 6d., 
which aforesaid 6d. the said Geoffrey paid for him, whereof he seeks 
4d. and not more. Also, he received from Thomas Pas.senham I2d. 
for a pair of spurs, whereof the said Geoffrey should have had 6d., 
and he had nothing. — Total of the share of the aforesaid Geoffrey 
IDS., and he has had nothing, but he says that the said John with- 
held, and to this time withholds, to the damage of the said Geoffrey 
of 13s. and 4d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the said John 
comes, and defends, etc., and says that he owes him only 5 . . of all 
the aforesaid, and not more, and as to this he places himself upon 
the country ; and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

1286, ro. for. 3d. 

CXXIX. — Action for Money lent in order that the Debtor might 
become a Freeman of the Toivn. 

1385-6, February 22. 

Hugh Draper makes plaint of William Draper, of Pontefract, on 
a plea of debt that he owes him 6s. and 8d., which he lent to him at 
the feast of Whitsuntide, in the eighth year of the reign of the 
present King Richard the Second, to make the aforesaid William 
a freeman in the borough of the town of Nottingham, the which 
aforesaid 6s. 8d. he ought to have paid at the feast of the Nativity 
of Saint John the Baptist then next following, and although often 
asked the said William would not pay him, but refused to pay, and 
to this time refuses, to the damage of the aforesaid Hugh of 40d., 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the said William comes, and de- 
fends, etc., and says that he owes him nothing, and as to this he places 
himself upon the country; and the other likewise. Therefore it is 



238 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1386 

eos veniunt, et clicunt per sacramentum suum quod dictus Willelmus 
debet praefato Hugoni praedictum debitum. Ideo consideratum est 
per Curiam quod dictus Hugo recuperet de eo praedictos vjs. et viijd., 
ct pro dampnis iiijd. ; et dictus Willelmus in misericordia. 

1286, ro. for. 4. 



CXXX. — Action against the toivnship of Bnlwell for sum dne to the 
Kings Escheator for the Court of the same. 

1386, April 4. 

Willelmus dc Rcmpston, nuper Escaetor Domini Regis, queritur 
de Rogero Williamson, de Bullewell, et de Roberto Bayly, de eadem, 
de placito debit! : plegius de prosequendo — Hugo Fox: de eis quod 
ei debent xld. quos ipsi Rogerus, Robertus, et alii homines praedictae 
villae, solvisse debuerunt praefato Willelmo de Curia de Bullewell, 
pro festis^ Annunciationis Beatae Mariae Virginis ct Nativitatis 
Beatae Mariae tunc proximo sequentibus,^ anno regni Regis Ricardi 
nunc viij° et ix°, ct licet saepius requisiti pracdicti Rogerus et 
Robertus ei solvere noluerunt, set solvere contradixerunt, et adhuc 
contradicunt, ad dampna praedicti Willelmi ijs., unde producit sectam, 
etc. Et veniunt praedicti Rogerus et Robertus, et defendunt, etc., ct 
dicunt quod ipsi neque Curia villae praedictae nichil ei debent, et hoc 
petunt vadiare legem. Ideo dies datus est eis se venire v. manu die 
Dominica proxima ante festum Sancti Ambrosii ad horam primam 
proximum futurum : ideo dies datus est partibus praedictis. Ad 
quam diem et horam dictus Willelmus non venit ad prosequendum: 
ideo ipse in misericordia. 1286, ro. for. 2. 



CXXX I. — Proclamation in full Court of the Husband's repudiation of 
liability for Debts incurred by the Wife. 

1386, June 13. 

Nicholaus Taverner queritur de Johanne dc Westthorp, carpentario, 
et de Alicia uxore ejus dc placito debiti : plegius de prosequendo — 
Johannes de Tannysley, junior: et unde queritur quod praedicti 

^ /es/is,] 'festo,' MS. - seqiicutihHS,\ 'sequens,' MS, 



1386] RECORDS OF TTIE BOROUGH OF NOTTINOTIAM. 239 

commanded, etc. And afterwards the jurors between them come, 
and say upon their oath that the said WilHam owes the aforesaid 
debt to the aforesaid Hugh. Therefore it is decided by the Court 
that the said Hugh shall recover from him the aforesaid 6s. and 8d., 
and for damages 4d. ; and the said William is in ' misericordia.' 

1286, ro. for. 4. 

CXXX. — Action against the township of Bnkvcll for siun due to the 
King's Escheator for the Court of the same. 

1386, April 4. 

William de Rempston, late Escheator of the Lord King, makes 
plaint of Roger Williamson, of Bulwell, and of Robert Bailey, of the 
same, on a plea of debt: pledge of prosecuting — Hugh Fox: that 
they owe him 40d. which the said Roger, Robert, and the other men 
of the aforesaid vill ought to have paid to the aforesaid WilHam 
from the Court of Bulwell. for the feasts of the Annunciation of the 
Blessed Mary the Virgin and of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary 
then next following, in the 8th and 9th years of the reign of the 
present King Richard, and although very often asked the aforesaid 
Roger and Robert would not pay him, but refused to pay, and to this 
time refuse, to the damage of the aforesaid William of 2.s., wherefore 
he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Roger and Robert come, and 
defend, etc., and say that neither they nor the Court of the vill 
aforesaid owe him aught, and as to this they seek to wage la\\'. 
Therefore a day is given them to come with a band of five on 
Sunday next before the feast of Saint Ambrose next to come at 
the first hour: therefore a day is given to the parties aforesaid. At 
which day and hour the said William docs not come to prosecute: 
therefore he is in 'misericordia.' 1286, ro. for. 2. 

CXXX I. — Prochiniation in fill Court of the Hnsbancfs repudiation of 
liability for Debts incurred by the Wife. 

1386, June 13. 

Nicholas Taverncr makes plaint of John dc Wcsthorp, carpenter, 
and of Alice his wife on a i)lea of debt: pledge of prosecuting — 
John de Tannesley, junior: and hereupon he makes plaint that the 
aforesaid John and Alice owe him i6d. for garlic sold to them, on a 



240 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [^3^9 

Johannes et Alicia ei debent xvjd. pro allio sibi vendito/ certo die 
et anno, apud Notyngham, quos praedictos denarios solvissent die 
Veneris proxima post festum Conversionis Sancti Pauli, anno regni 
regis nunc ixo, et nondum solverunt, ad dampna ipsius Nicholai xijd., 
iinde producit sectam, etc. - Et venit dictus Johannes de Westthorp, 
ct defendit, etc., et dicit quod in tempore Majoratus Johannis Samon 
Notynghamiae, Henrici de Codgrave et Willelmi Inglande, tunc 
Ballivorum libertatis villae praedictae, anno regni Regis Ricardi 
Secundi vj^o, in communi Curia Aulae Placitorum proclamatum^ fuit, 
coram praedicto Majore et Ballivis tunc supradictis, quod nullus 
homo praedictae villae ncque patriae praestaret nee traderet praefatae 
Aliciae nullum argcntum, quia si aliqui vel aliquis praestaret prae- 
fatae Aliciae aliquod argentum vcl aliquam aliam rem, ipse, praedictus 
Johannes de Westthorp, ut debitor pro debitis praedictae Aliciae non 
concedit, nee nihil pro praedicta Alicia soK^ere non vult, et sic dicit 
quod ipse, per praedictam proclamationem in plena Curia, quod 
nichil ei debet, set si aliquid praefatae Aliciae praestiterit,^ fuit de 
periculo ipsius Nicholai, unde petit judicium. Et postea partes 
praedictae per licentiam Curiae concordatae sunt, et dictus Johannes 
in misericordia. 1286, ro. for. 5. 

CXXXII. — Action against a Chaplain for Misbehaviour zi'ith 
a Parishioner's Wife. 

1389, October 13. 

Johannes de Bilby queritur de Rogero de Mampton, capellano, 
de placito transgressionis, et queritur de eo quod ubi dictus Johannes, 
ad festum Sancti Petri ad Vincla, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi 
xjo, fuit apud Radclyf in negotiis suis agendis, dictus Rogerus, ad 
praedictum festum, clausum suum fregit, et cameram suam hie apud 
Notyngham in le Brydilsmythgate intravit, in dispectu ipsius Jo- 
hannis, et sub uno curtino lecti praedicti Johannis inventus [est], et 
idem Johannes dictum Rogerum interrogavit ut quid ipse ibidem 
existeret, et ipse responsum ei praebuit quod ipse in nullo malo 
modo ibidem fuit nee venit, et tunc postea idem Johannes praecepit 
praedicto Rogero'^ quod non ipsum cum uxore sua inveniret, nee in 

^ vendito,] ' vewdiih,' MS. '■praedicto Rogero,^ 'praedictum Ro- 

- proclavtatum,'] 'proclamata,' MS. gerum,' MS. 

3 pracstitei-it,'] 'praestiterunt,' MS. 



1389] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 24 1 

certain day and year, at Nottingham, which aforesaid money they 
ought to have paid on Friday next after the feast of the Conversion 
of Saint Paul, in the ninth year of the reign of the present king, and 
have not yet paid, to the damage of the said Nicholas of I2d., where- 
fore he enters suit, etc. And the said John de Westhorp comes, 
and defends, etc., and says that in the time of the Mayoralty of 
John Samon, at Nottingham, Henry de Cotgrave and William 
Ingland, then being Bailiffs of the liberty of the town aforesaid, in 
the sixth year of the reign of King Richard the Second, in the 
common Court of the Hall of Pleas it was proclaimed, in the presence 
of the aforesaid then Mayor and Bailiffs, that no man of the afore- 
said town or country should lend or deliver to the aforesaid Alice 
any money, because if any person or persons should lend any money 
or anything else to the aforesaid Alice, he, the aforesaid John de 
Westhorp, would not submit to be the debtor for the debts of the 
aforesaid Alice, nor would he pay anything for the aforesaid Alice, 
and so he says that, by the aforesaid proclamation in full Court, he 
owes him nothing, but that if he lent anything to the aforesaid Alice, 
it was at the risk of the said Nicholas, wherefore he seeks judgment. 
And afterwards the aforesaid parties are accorded by the allowance 
of the Court, and the said John is in 'misericordia.' 1286, ro. for. 5. 

CXXXH. — Action against a Chaplain for Misbehaviour with 
a Parishioner's Wife. 

1389, October 13. 

John de Bilby makes plaint of Roger de Mampton, chaplain, on a 
plea of trespass, and he makes plaint that whereas the said John, at 
the feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula, in the nth year of the reign of 
King Richard the Second, was at Ratcliff attending to his affairs, 
the said Roger, at the said feast, broke his close, and entered his 
chamber here at Nottingham in the Brydilsmythgate, in contempt 
of the said John, and was found under a curtain of the bed of the 
aforesaid John, and the said John interrogated the said Roger as to 
what he was doing there, and he made answer to him that he \\'as 
not nor came there in any evil way, and then afterwards the said 
John warned the aforesaid Roger that he must not be found by him 
with his wife, nor in his houses, in any manner, neither by day nor 
night, and afterwards the said Roger, after the aforesaid promise, 
Q 



242 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1389 

domibus suis, in nullo modo, per diem neque per noctem, et postea 
idem Rogerus, post praedictam praemunitionem,^ in septimana proxima 
post festum Sancti Albani, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xiij», 
ad domum praedicti Johannis in le Stonstrete hie apud Notyngham 
noctanter venit, et murum praedicti Johannis ibidem fregit, et supra 
saltavit ad domos praedicti Johannis de Bilby ubi secreta sua fuerunt 
cum uxore praedicti Johannis intravit, et ibidem longo tempore fuit 
cum uxore praedicti Johannis, sine hcentia et vokmtate praedicti 
Johannis, et sic continue per totum annum ibidem fuit post prae- 
dictam praemunitionem,! sic per adventum praedicti Rogeri bona et 
catalla praedicti Johannis in mahs visibus expendita et alienata^ 
fuerunt et sunt, videhcet, ij. paria lyntheaminorum,^ bortklothns, 
toivayls, et j. olla aeria,"* pretii xiijs. et iiijd., ahenata sunt et 
destructa,^ ac totum profiguum x. quarteriorum brasii de argento ab 
eodem Johanne expenditum et devastatum est, per dictum Rogerum 
et uxorem praedicti Johannis, et praecipue per adventum ipsius 
Rogeri, ad dampna praedicti Johannis centum Hbrarum, inde pro- 
ducit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Rogerus in propria persona sua 
venit, et defendit vim et injuriam et dampna, etc., et dicit quod ipse, 
prout mos^ est clerico parochiaU cum aqua benedicta in parochia sua 
ire, ipse ad domum ejusdem Johannis in bono modo venit cum prae- 
dicta aqua, et non in nullo malo more, et de fractura muri vel 
devastatione bonorum seu catallorum praedicti Johannis nee in- 
tratione domi dicti Johannis, dicit quod ipse in nullo est culpabilis, 
et hoc petit quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum 
est, etc.'' 1290, ro. id. 



CXXXIII. — Action by ex-Bailiffs to recover a Fine for draiving Blood. 

1389, November 10. 

Johannes de Aldenby et Willelmus de Bolton, nuper Ballivi villae 
Notingham', querentes, optulerunt se versus Alanum Chapman in 
placito debiti, qui pluries fecit defectum ; et modo veniunt dicti 
Johannes et Willelmus, et dicunt quod ubi dictus Alanus in tempore 
autumnali, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xiijo, hie apud Noting- 

' /rat';«2/«iV/ti«^;«,] 'praemunissionem,' ^ lyntheaminoni»i,'\ Mynth'ia,' MS. 

MS. ■♦ oUa acria,] ' ollam aeriam,' MS. 

^ qlienata,'] 'alienatae,' MS. 5 destritcta,'] 'distructae,' MS, 



1389] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 243 

in the week next after the feast of Saint Alban, in the 13th year of 
the reign of King Richard the Second, came by night to the house 
of the aforesaid John in the Stonstrete here at Nottingham, and 
there broke the wall of the aforesaid John, and leaped over it 
to the houses of the aforesaid John de Bilby where his secret places 
were, which he entered with the wife of the aforesaid John, and was 
there with the wife of the aforesaid John for a long time, without the 
permission and consent of the aforesaid John, and so he was there 
continually for a whole year after the aforesaid warning, so that 
through the coming of the aforesaid Roger the goods and chattels 
of the aforesaid John were and are expended and wasted in evil 
ways, to wit, two pairs of sheets, table-cloths, towels, and one brass 
pot, of the value of 13s. and 46., are wasted and destroyed, and the 
whole profit of 10 quarters of malt was spent and wasted of the 
money of the said John, by the aforesaid Roger and the wife of 
the aforesaid John, and especially through the coming of the said 
Roger, to the damage of the aforesaid John of a hundred pounds, 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Roger comes in his 
own person, and defends the force and injury and damages, etc., 
and says that he, as is the custom with parochial clergy to go 
through their parish with the holy water, went to the house of the 
aforesaid John with the aforesaid water in good manner, and not in 
any evil manner, and as to the breaking of the wall or the wasting 
of the goods or chattels of the aforesaid John or the entering of the 
house of the said John, he says he is in nothing guilty, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired into; and the other likewise. Therefore 
it is commanded, etc.7 1290, ro. id. 

CXXXUl.—Ac/wn by ex-Bailiffs to recover a Fine for drawing Blood. 

1389, November 10. 

John de Aldenby and William de Bolton, late Bailiffs of the town 
of Nottingham, complainants, appeared against Alan Chapman in a 
plea of debt, who several times made default; and now the said John 
and William come, and say that whereas the said Alan in time of 
autumn, in the 1 3th year of the reign of King Richard the Second, 
here at Nottingham, drew blood from one Richard Percatour, of 
Torlaton, against the peace, the said John and William, then Bailiffs, 

6 ntos,\ ' mors,' MS, ' A verdict for Bully is recorded. 



244 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l390 

ham, de quodam Ricardo Percatour, de Torlaton, extraxit sanguinem 
contra pacem, dicti Johannes et Willelmus, tunc Ballivi, dicto Alano^ 
praeceperunt in Aula Placitorum libertatis villae Notingham' com- 
morari, et ibidem existere quousque praedictus Alanus solverit, prout 
mos^ et consuetudo [est], vs. et iiijd. pro praedicto sanguine, idem 
Alanus eodem tempore eis concessit existere in gratia praedictorum 
Johannis et Willelmi, et cum sic concessisset tunc postea dictus 
Alanus a villa de Notingham exivit, et sc abscondit, quia eis solvere 
nichil voluit infra praedictum festum Sancti Michaelis, et sic dicunt 
quod dictus Alanus eis debet praedictos vs. et iiijd. quos ipse Alanus 
solvisset ad festum Sancti Michaelis nunc ultimo praeteritum, et licet 
saepius requisitus fuerit dictus Alanus eis solvere dictos denarios con- 
tradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna praedictorum Johannis et 
Willelmi dimidiae marcae, inde producunt sectam, etc. Et prae- 
dictus Alanus in propria persona sua vcnit, et defendit, etc., et dicit 
quod ipse nullum sanguinem de dicto Ricardo extraxit, nee quod 
nichil eis debet, ncc quod nunquam ipsi ei^ praeceperunt in praedicta 
Aula commorari, et hoc petit quod inquiratur; et alii similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est, etc.'* 1290, ro. 3. 

CXXXIV. — Inventory of Household Goods seized by 
decision of the Court. 

1390, August 3. 

Ad istam Curiam veniunt Thomas de Coventre, Adam de 
Neweton, Willelmus de la Wod, taylour, et Willelmus de Kytton, 
in plena Curia jurati, et appretiantur, per sacramentum suum, vj. 
libras de forsyngwolle ad ixd. ; unum saccum veterem ad ijd. ; unum 
chalon veterem et unum pilowar ad xd. ; alios tres chalones ad xxxd. ; 
unum waterkloth, unum canvas, et unum olde shete cum tribus 
pillowai's, ad vjd. ; unum russet koote ad iijs. viijd. ; unam virgam et 
dimidiam panni russeti ad ijs. et iiijd.; unum penybreyde ad iiijd.; 
unum gredill ferri et unum par de beloives ad iijd. ; unum par de 
tonges ad iiijd.; unum inorter et \xn\xm pestill ad ijd.; unum parvum 
hachet ad ijd.; unum skef cum ij. dozeyn de dysshes arborum, et 
uno pari de cardis veteribus, ad viijd. ; unum old forser, et infra 
dictum forcer inventa unum candelabrum de laton\ unum saltsaler, 

' dicto Alano,] 'dictum Alanum,' MS. 3 et,] 'eum,' MS. 

' mos,'] 'mors,' MS. 



I390] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 245 

enjoined the said Alan to wait in the Hall of Pleas of the liberty of 
the town of Nottingham, and to stay there until the aforesaid Alan 
paid 5s. 4d. for the aforesaid blood, according to usage and custom, 
the same Alan at the same time agreed to throw himself upon the 
consideration of the aforesaid John and William, and when he had 
so agreed then afterwards the said Alan left the town of Nottingham, 
and concealed himself, because he would not pay them anything 
within the aforesaid feast of Saint Michael, and so they say that the 
said Alan owes them the aforesaid 5s. 4d. which the said Alan ought 
to have paid at the feast of Saint Michael now last past, and 
although often asked the said Alan refused to pay to them the said 
money, and refuses to this time, to the damage of the aforesaid John 
and William of half a mark, wherefore they enter suit, etc. And 
the aforesaid Alan comes in his own person, and defends, etc., and 
says that he drew no blood from the said Richard, and that he 
owes them nothing, and that they never enjoined him to wait in 
the aforesaid Hall, and he seeks that this may be inquired; and the 
others likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc.'* 1290, ro. 3. 



CXXXIV. — Inventory of Household Goods seized by 
decision of the Court . 

1 390, August 3. 

To this Court come Thomas de Coventry, Adam de Newton, 
William de la Wod, tailor, and William de Kytton, sworn in full 
Court, and they appraise, upon their oath, 6 pounds of forsyng-wool 
at 9d. ; one old sack at 2d.; one old chalon and one pillow at lod. ; 
three other chalons at 3od. ; one water-cloth, one canvas, and one 
old sheet with three pillows, at 6d. ; one russet coat at 3s. 8d. ; one 
yard and a half of russet cloth at 2s. and 4d. ; one penny-braid at 
4d. ; one iron griddle and one pair of bellows at 3d.; one pair of 
tongs at 4d. ; one mortar and one pestle at 2d.; one small hatchet 
at 2d. ; one ' skep ' with 2 dozens of wooden dishes and one pair of 
old (wool-)cards, at 8d. ; one old chest, and found within the said 
chest one candlestick of latten, one salt-cellar, and one pair of spurs, 
value of all the things in the said chest and together with the said 
chest, 2s. ; one mattress 8d. ; one board (table) I2d. ; 2 pairs of trestles 

* The parties to this suit afterwards agreed, and Alan was placed in ' misericordia.' 



246 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l390 

et unum par de spurs, pretii omnium in dicto forcero et cum dicto 
forcero, ijs. ; unum materace viijd. ; unam bordam xijd. ; ij. paria de 
trestes ad ixd. ; unum ark lidles iiijd. ; unum magnum fat ad vs.; 
alium parvum fat ad ijs. ; tres discos, ij. platers, unum saucer electri 
xijd. ; unam patellam aeream xijd. ; unum camynium ferri ijs. ; unum 
olde soo iiijd. ; unum riddel, unum sarge et unum peyntidkloth 
veteres ad vjd. ; et non ad plus, de bonis et catallis Johannis de 
Halum, clerc', et Agnetis uxoris ejus, quae bona et catalla capta 
fuerunt pro amerciamentis Curiae ct executione viijs. viijd., et pro 
dampnis iiijd., ad opus Thomae, personae Ecclesiae de Brigford, et 
executione xs. vijd. et ob., et pro dampnis iiijd. et ob., versus Jo- 
hannem Cook et Margeriam uxorem ejus, quos ipsi praedicti Thomas, 
persona, Johannes et Margeria de eis recuperaverunt in Curia, sive 
amerciamentis Curiae Hbertatis villae Notingham pertincntibus Bal- 
livis ejusdem villae. — Summa bonorum ct catallorum, xxixs. et iijd. 

1290, ro. 23d. in ced. 

CXXXV. — Enrolment of Grant from the Executors of William, son 
of William de Adbolton, Master of the Grammar School. 

1390, October 19. 

^Ad istam Curiam vcniunt Willelmus Dynet et Ricardus Verde- 
saux, de Notyngham, executores testamenti Willelmi, [filii Willelmi 
de Adbolton, nuper] Magistri Scolarum Grammaticalium Notyng- 
hamiae,2 cum Rpberto de Retford, perpetuo vicario Ecclesiae paro- 
chialis [Beatae Mariae de Notyngham, et Willelmo] de Farwell, de 
Notyngham, et praedicti Willelmus Dynet et Ricardus et Robertus 
coram Ma[jore et Ballivis villae praedictae], secundum consue- 
tudinem Hbertatis villae praedictae, in plena Curia super cartam 
istam [examinantur, qui dicunt] se pure et sponte, sine cohercione 
alicujus, istam cartam confecisse; petitque praedictus W[illelmus prae- 
dictam cartam] irrotulari : ' Sciant praesentes et futuri quod nos 
Willelmus Dynet et Ricardus Werdesaus, de Notyngham, [executores 
testamenti Willelmi,] filii Willelmi de Adbolton, nuper Magistri 
Scolarum Grammaticalium Notynghamiae, cum Roberto de [R]et- 

' The Roll containing this entry is mentum '] to Robert de Retford, vicar of 

much decayed. the Church of S. Mary, and to William 

^ There is an enrolment of a grant of a de Adbolton, ' ^klaster of the Grammar 

messuage upon the Pavement ['super Pa vy- .Students of Nottingham' ['Magistro see* 



1390] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 247 

at 9d.; one ark (chest) without a Hd 46.; one great vat at 5s.; 
another small vat at 2s. ; three dishes, 2 platters, one saucer of latten 
I2d. ; one brass pan I2d. ; one iron chimney 2s. ; one old soo, 4d. ; one 
riddle, one old serge and one old painted-cloth at 6d. ; and not at 
more, of the goods and chattels of John de Halam, clerk, and Agnes 
his wife, which goods and chattels were seized for amercements of 
the Court and for an execution for 8s. 8d., and for damages 4d., for 
the use of Thomas, parson of the Church of Bridgeford, and for an 
execution for los. 7>^d., and for damages 4>^d., against John Cook 
and Margery his wife, which they the aforesaid Thomas, the parson, 
John and Margery recovered from them in Court, or for the amerce- 
ments of the Court of the liberty of the town of Nottingham per- 
taining to the Bailiffs of the same town. — Total of the goods and 
chattels, 29s. and 3d. 1290, ro. 23d. /;/ ccd. 



CXXXV.—Eiirolmejit of Grant from the Executors of William, son 

of William de Adbolton, Master of the Grammar School. 

1390, October 19. 

I To this Court come William Dynet and Richard Verdesaux, of 
Nottingham, executors of the testament of William, [son of William 
de Adbolton, late] Master of the Grammar School of Nottingham,^ 
together with Robert de Retford, perpetual vicar of the parish 
Church of [the Blessed Mary of Nottingham, and William] de 
Farwell, of Nottingham, and the aforesaid William Dynet and 
Richard and Robert [are examined] before the Ma[yor and Bailiffs 
of the town aforesaid], according to the custom of the liberty of the 
town aforesaid, in full Court as to this Charter, [who say] that they 
have made this charter purely and spontaneously, without being 
coerced by any one; and the aforesaid William desires the [aforesaid 
charter] to be enrolled : ' Know all men present and to come that we 
William Dynet and Richard Wcrdesaus, of Nottingham, [executors 
of the testament of William,] son of William de Adbolton, late 
Master of the Grammar School of Nottingham, together \\ith Robert 

larum grammaticae (j/r) de Notyngham '], Scolemayster (1289, ro. 25), and William 

dated August 13, 1382; 1282, ro. 24. de Adbolton, scolcmayslrc (1290, 10. id.). 

Adbolton is referred to in 13S9 as William 



248 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l390 

[ford, perpetuo vicario Ecclesiae] parochialis Beatae Mariae de 
Notyngham, quibus Thomas, permissione divina, Eboracensis Archi- 
ep[iscopus, Angliae Primas, potestatem co]mmittit ad plenam adminis- 
trationem omnium bonorum dicti defuncti faciendam, tradimus .... 
Willelmo de Farwell, de Notyngham, potter, totum illud tenementum, 
cum pertinentiis suis tam t[erraneis quam subterraneis], jacens in 
Notyngham in Vico Sanctae Mariae, inter cotagia Nicholai de 
Hopton et Ceciliae .... habendum et tenendum praedicto Willelmo, 
heredibus et assignatis suis, de capit[alibus dominis feodi illius per 
servitia inde debita] et de jure consueta, imperpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium praesentibus sigilla [nostra apposuimus]. Hiis [testibus: 
Roberto Squyer,] tunc Majore villae praedictae, Hugone de Lyndeby 
uno Ballivorum, Johanne Samon .... Henrico de Plumptre, Willelmo 
Huntston, et Willelmo Boteler, et aliis. Datum apud Notingham, 
[die Merjcurii proxima post festum Sancti Lucae Ewangelistae, 
anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi [post] Conq[uestum quarto de- 
cimo].' 1 29 1, ro. 26d. 



CXXXVI. — Enrolment of Grant and Release to John de Plumptre of 
Tenements near his Hospital 

1390, November 30. 

Ad istam Curiam Johannes de Plumptre, de Notingham, causa 
infirmitatis, venit per Henricum de Plumptre fratrem suum et attor- 
natum, et petit quandam cartam sibi confectam irrotulari per manus 
Johannis Clerk, de Notingham, in haec verba: ' Sciant praesentes et 
futuri quod ego Hugo de Wollaton, clericus, dedi, concessi, et hac 
praesenti carta mea confirmavi, Johanni de Plumptre, de Notyngham, 
ilia duo tenementa, cum gardinis adjacentibus et omnibus aliis suis 
pertinentiis, in Fesshergate de Notyngham, juxta finem pontis ejus- 
dem villae, quae ego praedictus Hugo nuper habui ex dono et 
feofTamento Rogeri Masson, de Notyngham, quae quidem tenementa 
scituantur inter tenementum Nicholai Bernak et Margeriae uxoris 
ejus ex parte orientali, et Hospitale Beatae Mariae per praedictum 
Johannem de Plumptre noviter fundatum ex parte occidentali, et 
abbuttant super praedictam stratam de Fisshergate versus boriam, 
et praedicta gardina se extendunt in longitudine usque ad le Toundyk 
juxta les Holmes versus austrum: habenda et tenenda praedicta duo 



1390] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 249 

de [R]et[ford, perpetual vicar] of the parish [Church] of the Blessed 
Mary of Nottingham, to whom Thomas, by divine permission, Arch- 
[bishop] of York, [Primate of England], has committed [power] to 
make full administration of all the goods of the said deceased, have 
delivered .... to William de Farwell, of Nottingham, potter, all 
that tenement, with its appurtenances as well above [as below 
ground], lying in Nottingham in the Street of Saint Mary, between 
the cottages of Nicholas de Hopton and Cecily .... to have and 
to hold to the aforesaid William, his heirs and assigns, of the chief 
[lords of that fee by the services therefore due] and of right accus- 
tomed, for ever. In testimony whereof [we have placed our] seals 
to these presents. These [being witnesses: Robert Squyer,] then 
Mayor of the town aforesaid, Hugh de Lindby one of the BaililTs, 
John Samon .... Henry de Plumptre, William Huntston, and 
William Boteler, and others. Dated at Nottingham, on Wednesday 
next after the feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, in the [fourteenth 
year] of the reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest' 

1 29 1, ro. 26d. 

CXXXVI. — Enrolment of Grant and Release to John de Plumptre of 
Tenements near /lis Hospital. 

1390, November 30. 

At this Court John de Plumptre, of Nottingham, appears, by 
reason of infirmity, by Henry de Plumptre his brother and attorney, 
and desires a certain charter made to him to be enrolled by the 
hands of John Clerk, of Nottingham, in these words: 'Know all 
men present and to come know that I Hugh de Wollaton, clerk, 
have given, granted, and by this my present charter have confirmed, 
to John de Plumptre, of Nottingham, those two tenements, with 
adjacent gardens and all other their appurtenances, in Fesshergate 
at Nottingham, near the end of the bridge of the same town, which 
I the aforesaid Hugh lately had of the gift and feoffment of Roger 
Masson, of Nottingham, which tenements are situate between the 
tenement of Nicholas Bcrnak and Margery his wife on the eastern 
side, and the Hospital of the Blessed Mary lately founded by the 
aforesaid John de Plumptre on the western side, and they abut upon 
the aforesaid street of Fisshergate towards the north, and the afore- 
said gardens extend in length to the Tound>'k near the Holmes 



250 RECORDS OP' THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l390 

tenementa, cum gardinis et omnibus aliis suis pertinentiis, praefato 

Johanni, heredibus et assignatis suis, de capitalibus dominis feodi 

illius per servitia inde debita et de jure consueta, imperpetuum. Et 

ego vero praedictus Hugo et heredes mei praedicta tenementa, cum 

gardinis et omnibus aliis suis pertinentiis, praefato Johanni, heredibus 

et assignatis suis, contra omnes gentes warantisabimus imperpetuum. 

In cujus rei testimonium huic praesenti cartae sigillum meum apposui. 

Hiis testibus: Roberto Squyer, tunc Majore villae Notynghamiae, 

Hugone de Lyndby et Willehno Farwell, tunc Ballivis ejusdem 

villae, Johanne Samon, seniore, Johanne Croweshawe, Willelmo de 

Emley, Henrico de Plumptre, Thoma de Bothall, Willelmo Botyler, 

Johanne Remay, et aliis. Datum apud Notyngham in festo Sancti 

Andreae Apostoli, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi quartodecimo.' 

Et in qua quidem Curia venit quidam Rogerus IMasson, de Noting- 

ham, attornatus praedicti Hugonis de Wollaton in hac parte, qui dicit 

dictam cartam fore factum et concessum ejusdem Hugonis, et se, 

loco et nomine ipsius Hugonis, dicto Johanni de Plumptre, in prae- 

sentia praedictorum Majoris et Ballivorum, seisinam pacificam inde 

tradidisse et deliberasse, unde dicta irrotulatio a nemine denegatur. 

1291, ro. 6. 
December 24. 

Ad istam Curiam \-enit Johannes de Plumptre, de Not}-ngham, 
et petit quod scriptum quietae clamationis sibi confectum irrotulari 
sub hac quae sequitur forma, videlicet: 'Omnibus Christi fidclibus ad 
quos praesens scriptum pervenerit, Rogerus Masson, de Notyngham, 
salutem in Domino. Noveritis me remisisse, relaxasse, et omnino de 
me et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse, Johanni de 
Plumptre, de Notingham, et heredibus suis, totum jus meum et 
clameum quae habeo, habui, seu ratione cujuscumque juris habere 
potero, in duobus tenementis simul jacentibus, cum gardinis et 
omnibus aliis pertinentiis suis, in Fisshergate ad finem pontis in 
Notyngham, inter Hospitale Beatae Virginis Mariae ex occidente, 
et mesuagium Nicholai Bernak, de Watnowe, et Margeriae uxoris 
ejus ex oriente, et extendentibus a via regia usque ad fossatum del 
Buttgreene; ita quod nee ego dictus Rogerus nee heredes mei aliquod 
jus seu clameum in praedictis tenementis cum pertinentiis exigere 
poterimus vel vendicare in futurum, set omnino simus exclusi imper- 
petuum. In cujus rei testimonium praesenti scripto sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus: Roberto Squyer, tunc ]\Iajore Notingham', 



1390] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 25 1 

towards the south : to have and to hold the aforesaid two tenements, 
with the gardens and all other their appurtenances, to the aforesaid 
John, his heirs and assigns, of the chief lords of that fee by the services 
therefore due and of right accustomed, for ever. And I the aforesaid 
Hugh and m}- heirs will warrant the aforesaid tenements, with the 
gardens and all other their appurtenances, to the aforesaid John, 
his heirs and assigns, against all men for ever. In testimony whereof 
I have placed my seal to this present charter. These being wit- 
nesses: Robert Squire, then I\Ia)'or of the town of Nottingham, 
Hugh de Lindby and William Farwell, then Bailiffs of the same 
town, John Samon, senior, John Crowshaw, William de Emley, 
Henry de Plumptre, Thomas de Bothall, William Botyler, John 
Remay, and others. Dated at Nottingham in the feast of Saint 
Andrew the Apostle, in the fourteenth year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second.' And in this Court appears one Roger Masson, 
of Nottingham, attorney of the aforesaid Hugh de Wollaton in this 
case, who says that the aforesaid charter is the deed and grant of 
the same Hugh, and that he, in the place and name of the said 
Hugh, had surrendered and delivered peaceful seisin thereof to the 
said John de Plumptre, in the presence of the aforesaid Mayor and 
Bailiffs, hence the said enrolment is opposed b}' no one. 

1 29 1, ro. 6. 
December 24. 

To this Court comes John de Plumptre, of Nottingham, and 
seeks that a writing of quit-claim made to him may be enrolled 
under the form which follows, to wit: 'To all the faithful of Christ 
to whom the present writing may come, Roger Masson, of Notting- 
ham, greeting in the Lord. Know \-e that I have remitted, released, 
and wholly from me and my heirs for ever quit-claimed, to John de 
Plumptre, of Nottingham, and his heirs, all my right and claim 
which I have, had, or by reason of any right whatsoever may have, 
in two tenements l\-ing together, with gardens and all other their 
appurtenances, in Fisshergatc at the end of the bridge in Nottingham, 
between the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the west, and 
the messuage of Nicholas Bernak, of Watnow, and Margery his wife 
on the east, and extending from the king's highway to the ditch of 
the Buttgrcene ; so that neither I the said Roger nor my heirs may 
in the future exact or claim any right or claim in the aforesaid 
tenements with appurtenances, but may wc be ciUircl\' excluded, 



252 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l393 

Willelmo de Farwell et Hugone de Lyndeby, Ballivis ejusdem, 
Willelmo Cupper, Willelmo Leeche, Hugone de Shelford, Johanna 
Clerk, et aliis. Datum apud Notyngham, die Sabati in vigilia Natalis 
Domini, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum quarto- 
decimo.' In qua quidem Curia praedictus Rogerus Masson, per 
Willelmum Cupper attornatum suum, irrotulationem facti praedicti 
concessit. 1291, ro. yd. 



CXXXVII. — Actio}i for Painting a Bell belonging to S. Mary's Church. 

1 393. [October]. 

Johannes Peyntour, de Notyngham, querens, optulit se versus 
Robertum de Ayton, de Notingham, skynner, in placito debiti, qui 
pluries fecit defectum, et modo venit dictus Johannes, per attornatum 
suum Johanncm de Braydsale, et dicit quod idem Robertus ei debet 
ijs. [argejnti, quos idem Robertus solvisset pro pictura unius belf 
crucifixi super corneram Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae villae Notyngham', 
[quos] dictos denarios idem Robertus dicto Johanni solvisset ad 
festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptistae, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi xvj», et [licet sae]pius idem Robertus requisitus 
fuisset per praedictum Johannem, idem Robertus ei solvere dictos 
denarios contradixit, et ad[huc] contradicit, ad dampna praedicti 
Johannis xijd., inde producit, etc. Et praedictus Robertus in propria 
persona sua venit, [et defendit vim] et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod 
nichil ei debet prout ipse superius versus eum narravit, et hoc petit 
quod [inquiratur; et alius] similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. Et 
modo juratores inter eos non veniunt: ideo ponitur in respectu usque 
ad proximam [Curiam] pro defectu juratorum. 1292, ro. id. 



CXXXVII I. — Valuation of Goods of a Felon who had taken Sanctuary. 

1393, October 29. 

Appretiatio bonorum et catallorum Henrici de Whitley, de 
Notyngham, bene et fideliter appretiatorum, die Lunae proxima post 



1393] RECORDS OF THP] BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 253 

In testimony whereof I have set my seal to the present writing. 
These being witnesses: Robert Squire, then Mayor of Nottingham, 
WilHam de Farwcll and Hugh de Lindby, Baihffs of the same, 
WiUiam Cupper, WilHam Leech, Hugh de Shelford, John Clerk, and 
others. Dated at Nottingham, on Saturday the eve of the Birthday 
of the Lord, in the fourteenth year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second after the Conquest.' In which Court the aforesaid Roger 
Masson, by William Cupper his attorney, allowed the enrolment of 
the aforesaid deed. i 29 1 , ro. yd. 

CYJXXNW.— Action for Painting a Bell belonging to S. Marys Church. 

1393, [October]. 

John Painter, of Nottingham, complainant, appeared against 
Robert de Ayton, of Nottingham, skinner, in a plea of debt, who 
many times made default, and now the said John comes, by his 
attorney John de Breadsall, and says that the said Robert owes him 
2s. of silver, which the said Robert should have paid for the painting 
of a bell of the cross at the corner of the Church of the Blessed 
Mary in the town of Nottingham, and which said money the said 
Robert should have paid to the said John at the feast of the Nativity 
of Saint John the Baptist, in the i6th year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second, and although the said Robert had been many 
times requested by the aforesaid John, the said Robert refused, and 
to this time refuses, to pay to him the said money, to the damage of 
the aforesaid John of I2d., wherefore he enters (suit), etc. And the 
aforesaid Robert comes in his own person, and defends the force and 
injury, etc., and says that he owes him nothing as he has above set 
forth against him, and he seeks that this may be inquired ; and the 
other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. And now the 
jurors between them do not appear: therefore it is put in respite 
until the next [Court] on account of the default of the jurors. 

1292, ro. id. 

QY.y.XVlW.— Valuation of Goods of a Felon who had taken Sanctuary. 

1393, October 29. 

Valuation of the goods and chattels of Henry de Whitley, of 
Nottingham, well and faithfully valued, on Monday next after the 



254 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l393 

festum Sancti Lucae Ewangelistae, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi 
xvijo,! per sacramentum Johannis de Aldenby, flecher, Johannis de 
Wyrhall, Johannis Lorymer, Thomae Tayt, Henrici de Rossyngton, 
et Roberti Ferror. In primis, appretiantur uniim coopertorium et 
unum tapetum colons glauci et viridi ad iiijs. Item, alium cooper- 
torium dorry et bhvef et alby colons ad xviijd. ; unum blwegyde ad 
xviijd. : quatuor quysshinos, ijd. ; tres slyppynges fili lanei, iiijd. ; 
unum saccum veterem cum lana ad viijd. Item, unam cathedram 
veterem, iijd. ; unum barell vetus, jd. ; tres bordas cum les trest\es\ 
fract[is] pro scissura,^ et unum four}i\ace\ iiijd. ; unum bolV arboris 
ac unum clout lynyn cum sale, ijd. ; unam scistam veterem, ijd. ; unum 
vernisbarell, jd. ; unum coffirum, vjd. ; duos skelettes aeris veteres 
et fractos ad jd. ob. ; unum bollc, unum parvum mescrum, et unum 
tankard, et unum par de botns, ad iiijd.; unum tubbe et unum saccum 
cum ofeniele, ad viijd.; aliam bordam fractam ad jd. ; unum krossid 
trest ad jd. ; unum tapetum vetus ad ijd. — Summa xjs. ijd. et ob. 
Quae bona et catalla, die Dominica proxima post festum Sancti 
Lucae Ewangelistae,^ per Ballivos libertatis villae Notynghamiae 
capta fuerunt de bonis et catallis praedicti Henrici, pro occisione 
corporis Aliciae uxoris praedicti Henrici per occisionem praedicti 
Henrici die Dominica praedicta noctanter, qui praedictus Henricus, 
post praedictam feloniam sic factam, ad Fratres Carmelitas villae 
Notynghamiae fugit, et ecclesiam tenuit, et capi non potuit. 

1293, ro. 2d. 

CXXXIX. — Valuation of Goods seized upon Suspicion. 

1393, November 5. 

Ad istam Curiam veniunt Johannes Lichfeld, de Notyngham, 
Hugo Lyndeby, de eadem, Johannes Playstowe, de eadem, Thomas 
Audeley, de eadem, Rogerus Harpiswell, de eadem, et Robertus 
Haynerd, de eadem, et appretiantur, per sacramentum suum, unum 
slop de bhve velvet partid cum ivliit camaca vetus ad ijs. ; unum 
chekey goune vetus ad iiijd. ; alium goune de stragula viridi, xxd. ; 
unam rubiam tunicam cum capicio, iiijd. ; unum par caligarum rube- 
arum et albarum, ijd.; unum laton' candilstyk^wwwm. rasur, et unam 
zonam, ad iiijd.; ij. paria de tabuls, pennar[ium], et cornutum, et paria 
sotularium, ad iiijd.; quae capta fuerunt in domo Johannis Peyntour, 
de Notyngham, pro suspectione. 1293, ^o. 3d. 

' Monday, October 20, 1393. " scissura,] 'sisser.,' MS. 



1393] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXC.HAM. 255 

feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, in the 17th >'car of the reign of 
King Richard the Second,^ by the oath of John de Aldenby, fletcher, 
John de Wyrhall, John Lorimcr, Thomas Tait, Henry de Rossington, 
and Robert Ferror. Imprimis, they vahie one coverlet and one tapet 
of grey and green colour at 4s. Also, another coverlet dorry and of 
a blue and white colour at i8d. ; a blue gyde at i8d. ; four cushions, 
2d. ; three slippings of woollen-thread, 4d. ; one old sack with wool 
at 8d. Also, an old chair, 3d.; an old barrel, id.; three boards 
(tables) with the trestles broken for cutting out, and one furnace, 4d. ; 
one wooden bowl and one clout-lining with sale, 2d. ; an old chest, 
2d.; a verjuice-barrel, id.; a coffer, 6d.; two old and broken skillets 
of brass at i )^d. ; a bowl, a little maser, and a tankard, and a pair 
of boots, at 4d. ; a tub and a sack with oatmeal, at 8d. ; another 
broken board (table) at id. ; a crossed trestle at id.; an old tapet 
at 2d. — Total lis. 2^d. Which goods and chattels were seized, on 
Sunday next after the feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist,^ by the 
Bailiffs of the liberty of the town of Nottingham of the goods and 
chattels of the aforesaid Henry, on account of the killing of the body 
of Alice wife of the aforesaid Henry by the killing of the aforesaid 
Henry on Sunday aforesaid in the night, which aforesaid Henry, 
after the aforesaid felony so committed, fled to the Friars Carmelite 
of Nottingham, and kept to the church, and could not be taken. 

1293, ro. 2d. 

CXXXIX. — Valuation of Goods seized upon Suspicion. 

1393, November 5. 

To this Court come John Lichfield, of Nottingham, Hugh Lindby, 
of the same, John Playstow, of the same, Thomas Audley, of the 
same, Roger Harpiswell, of the same, and Robert Haynerd, of the 
same, and they value, upon their oath, an old slop of blue velvet 
parted with white camaca at 2s. ; an old chequer gown at 4d. ; another 
gown of green-striped cloth, 2od. ; a red tunic with hood, 4d. ; a pair 
of red and white shoes, 2d. ; a latten candlestick, a razor, and a belt, 
at 4d. ; 2 pairs of (gaming) tables, a pen-case, and a flask (?), and 
pairs of boots, at 4d., which were seized in the house of John Painter, 
of Nottingham, upon suspicion. 1293, ro. 3d. 

3 .Sunday, October 19, 1393. 



256 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l394 

CXL. — Delivery of Cattle viipounded by th-e Keeper- of the Meadow 

of Nottingham. 

1393- 
Ad istam Curiam veniunt Willelmus Forster, de Lamley, Will- 
elmus Prestman, de eadem, Willelmus Northwell, de eadem, Robertus 
Thriston, de eadem, Robertus Selvester, de eadem, et Johannes 
Reynaldson', de eadem, et vendicant, per sacramenta suorum, duos 
nigros vitulos ablactatos,' qui capti fuerunt per Nicholaum de 
Lamley, custodem prati villae Notynghamiae, et Ballivis libertatis 
villae praedictae Notynghamiae liberati fuerunt, qui praedicti vituli, 
post vendicationem et sacramenta praedictorum Willelmi Forster, 
Willelmi Priestman, Willelmi Northwell, Robcrti Thriston, Roberti 
Selvester, et Johannis, in plena Curia praefato Willelmo Forster pro 
suis propriis liberantur. 1293, ro. 5d. 

CXLI. — Capture of a Culprit who had broken Sanctuary. 

1393- 
Praeteria, ad istam Curiam veniunt Robertus Galshe, de Cotyng- 
ton, Willelmus Galshe, filius ejus, Robertus de Harpham, de eadem, 
Willelmus in le Wroo, et Johannes de Langar, in plena Curia jurati, 
et vendicant unum rubium equum qui captus fuit per Ballivos libertatis 
villae Notynghamiae, die Veneris proxima ante festum Sancti Nicholai 
Episcopi, anno regni regis nunc xvijo,- ad domum Willelmi Ship- 
wryght, de Notyngham, pro equo cujusdam Johannis Leveret, de 
Pynchbek, qui praedictus Johannes Leveret [ad] ecclesiam Fratrum 
Mynorum fugit, et dictam ecclesiam praedicta die Veneris tenuit, qui 
praedictus Johannes Leveret ad villam de Cotyngton juxta Newerk 
per praedictos Willelmum, Willelmum, et Robertum captus fuit, et 
usque ad praedictam domum Willelmi Shipwryght portatus et hos- 
pitatus fuit ad deliberandum gaolae Domini Regis Notynghamiae, 
vel Vicecomiti, etc., et ad praedictos Fratres ivit, etc. 1293, ro. 5d. 

CXLI I. — Enrohnent of Grant to fohn de Tannesley. 

1394, April 7. 

Ad istam Curiam veniunt Willelmus de Bolton, de Notyngham, 
hosier, et Emma uxor ejus, et Johannes de Tannesley, de Notyng- 
ham, junior, et praedicta Emma super cartam subscriptam in plena 

' ablaciaios,'] 'as^'teat.,' MS. ^ Friday, December 5, 1393. 



1394] RECORDS OF TlIK 150ROUGII OF NOTTINGHAM. 257 

CX'L.—De/n'oy of Cattle impounded by the Keeper of the Meadoiv 

of NottingJiavi. 

1393- 
To this Court come William Forster, of Lambley, William Priest- 
man, of the same, William Northwell, of the same, Robert Thriston, 
of the same, Robert Sylvester, of the same, and John Reynoldson, of 
the same, and claim, upon their oath, two weaned black calves, 
which were seized by Nicholas de Lambley, keeper of the meadow 
of the town of Nottingham, and were delivered to the Bailiffs of the 
liberty of the aforesaid town of Nottingham, which aforesaid calves, 
after the claim and oath of the aforesaid William Forster, William 
Priestman, William Northwell, Robert Thriston, Robert Sylvester, 
and John, are delivered in full Court to the aforesaid William Forster 
as his property. 1293, ro. 5d. 

CXLI. — Capture of a Culprit ivho had broken Sanctuary. 

1393- 
Moreover, to this Court come Robert Galshe, of Cottington, 
William Galshe, his son, Robert de Harpham, of the same, William 
in le Wroo, and John de Langar, sworn in full Court, and claim a bay 
horse which was seized by the Bailiffs of the liberty of the town of 
Nottingham, on Friday next before the feast of Saint Nicholas the 
Bishop, in the 17th year of the reign of the present king,^ at the 
house of William Shipwright, of Nottingham, for the horse of one 
John Leveret, of Pinchbeck, the which aforesaid John Leveret fled 
to the church of the Friars Minor, and held the said church on the 
aforesaid Friday, the which aforesaid John Leveret was taken at the 
vill of Cottington near Newark by the aforesaid William, William, 
and Robert, and was carried to the aforesaid house of William Ship- 
wright, and was housed there for delivery to the Lord King's gaol at 
Nottingham, or to the Sheriff, etc., and he went to the aforesaid 
Friars, etc. 1293, ro. 5d. 

CXLI I. — Enrolment of Grant to foJin de Tannesley. 

1394, April 7. 

To this Court come William de Bolton, of Nottingham, hosier, 

and Emma his wife, and John de Tannesley, of Nottingham, junior, 

and the aforesaid Emma is examined as to the underwritten charter 

R 



258 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l394 

Curia, coram Majore et Ballivis libcrtatis villae praedictae, secundum 
consuetudinem libertatis villae praedictae, exhaminata est, quae dicit 
se pure et sponte, sine cohercione praedicti Willelmi viri sui, seu 
alicujus alterius, praedictam cartam confccisse; petitque praedictus 
Johannes de Tannesley praedictam cartam subscriptam irrotulari: 
' Sciant praesentes ct futuri quod nos Willelmus de Bolton, de 
Notyngham, hosyer, et Emma uxor mea, dedimus, concessimus, et 
hac praesenti carta nostra confirmavimus, Johanni de Tannesley, de 
Notyngham, juniori, totum illud tenementum, cum aedificiis et per- 
tinentiis suis, tam terraneis quam subterraneis, jacens super corncram 
Viae Sancti Jacoby in Foro Sabati villae Notynghamiae, versus 
Fratres Carmelitas ex parte oricntali, et tenementum Johannis 
Samon, senioris, quod Johannes Balydeyn quondam tenuit, similiter 
et le Redhall, ex parte occidental!, in latitudine, et extendens in 
longitudine a rcgia via de Foro Sabati versus boriam usque ad 
mesuagium quondam Radulfi de Wolaton in Vico Sancti Jacoby 
versus austrum: habendum et tenendum totum dictum tenementum, 
cum aedificiis et universis pertincntiis suis, tam terraneis quam sub- 
terraneis, praefato Johanni dc Tannesley, heredibus et assignatis suis, 
libere, bene et in pace, per servitia capitalibus dominis feodi illius 
inde debita et de jure consueta, imperpetuum. Et nos dicti Willelmus 
et Emma, et heredes mei dicti Willelmi, totum dictum tenementum, 
cum aedificiis et omnibus aliis pertincntiis suis, praefato Johanni de 
Tannesley, heredibus et assignatis suis, ut praedictum est, contra 
omnes gentes warantizabimus imperpetuum. In cujus rei testi- 
monium praesenti cartae sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus: 
Willelmo Huntston, tunc [Majore villae] Notynghamiae, Johanne 
Albyn et Johanne de Lyndeby, Ballivis ejusdem villae, Roberto 
Squyer, Willelmo Dynet, Henrico .... Johanne de Lichfeld, 
Willelmo Botyler, et aliis. Datum apud Notyngham, die Martis 
proxima post Dominicam [in Pa]ss[ione] Domini, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum decimo septimo. 

1293, ro. I4d. 

CXLIII. — Fine and Imprisoiivicnt for Contempt of Court. 

1394, December i. 

Ad istam Curiam quia quidam Johannes Bilby, burgensis Noting- 
ham', rebellis fuit erga Majorem et Ballivos ad jurandum super 



1394] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 259 

in full Court, before the Mayor and Bailiffs of the liberty of the town 
aforesaid, according to the custom of the liberty of the town afore- 
said, and she says that she has purely and spontaneously made the 
aforesaid charter, without being coerced by the aforesaid William her 
husband, or by anyone else; and the aforesaid John de Tannesley 
desires the underwritten charter to be enrolled: 'Know all men pre- 
sent and to come that we William de Bolton, of Nottingham, hosier, 
and Emma m}- wife, have given, granted, and by this our present 
charter confirmed, to John de Tannesley, of Nottingham, junior, all 
that tenement, with its edifices and appurtenances, as well above 
ground as below, lying at the corner of the Street of Saint James in 
the Saturday Market of the town of Nottingham, in the direction of 
the Friars Carmelite on the eastern side, and the tenement of John 
Samon, senior, which John Balydeyn formerly held, and likewise the 
Redhall, on the western side, in breadth, and extending in length 
from the King's highway of the Saturday Market towards the north 
to the messuage formerly belonging to Ralph de Wollaton in the 
Street of Saint James towards the south: to have and to hold all 
the said tenement, with each and all its edifices and appurtenances, 
both above ground and below, to the aforesaid John de Tannesley, 
his heirs and assigns, freely, well and in peace, by the services there- 
fore due and of right accustomed to the chief lords of that fee, for 
ever. And we the said William and Emma, and the heirs of me 
the said William, will warrant against all men for ever all the said 
tenement, with its edifices and all other its appurtenances, to the 
aforesaid John de Tannesley, his heirs and assigns, as is aforesaid. In 
testimony whereof we have placed our seals to this present charter. 
These being witnesses: William Huntston, then Mayor of the town 
of Nottingham, John Albyn and John de Lindby, Bailiffs of the 
same town, Robert Squire, William Dinet, Henry .... John de 
Lichfield, William Botilcr, and others. Dated at Nottingham, on 
Tuesday next after Passion Sunday, in the seventeenth year of the 
reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest' 

1293, ro. Hd. 

CXLIII. — Fine and Ijiipvisonmcnt for Contempt of Court. 
1394, December i. 
At this Court because one John Bilby, burgess of Nottingham, 
was rebellious towards the Mayor and Ikiiliffs for swearing upon an 



260 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

inquisitionem inter Ricardum Cropphull, spycer, et Johannem de 
Melton, traditus est hie prisonae quousque Domino Regi finem 
fecerit, etc. 1294, ro. 5. 

1394-5. January 27. 

Ad i.stam Curiam venit Johannes de Bilby, de Notingham, qui 
nuper erga Majorem et BalUvos praedictos inventus fuit rebelHs eo 
quod noluit jurare .super inquisitionem inter Ricardum de Cropphill, 
querentem, et Johannem de Melton, defendentem, et ponit se in 
misericordia Majoris et Ballivorum praedictorum in eorum gratia, 
ponens inde per Willelmum Cupper et Willelmum Botyler xx'i 
solidos, de quibus quidem xx^' solidis Johannes Plumptre, Major, 
cepit duos solidos et praedicti Ballivi duos solidos, et omnes con- 
cordati [sunt] imperpetuum. 1 294, ro. 9. 

CXLIV. — Action to recover value of a Tombstone broken by the felling 
of a tree in S. Marys Churchyard. 

1394, December 16. 

Johannes Albyn', queren.s, optulit se versus Johannem del He, 
defendentem, de placito transgressionis, qui alias fecit defectum, et 
modo dictus Johannes Albyn se queritur de eo quod idem Johannes 
He et sui operarii, cum prostratione unius arboris in cimiterio 
Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae Notingham', nuper fregerunt quendam la- 
pidem pro tumulo ipsius Johannis,' pretii vjs. viijd., ad dampna ipsius 
Johannis Albyn' xld., etc. Et venit dictus Johannes He, et defendit, 
et dicit quod non est culpabilis, et hoc petit inquiri. Ideo sum- 
moneatur inquisitio inter eos contra proximam. 1294, ro. 6. 

1394-5, January 12. 
Johannes Albyn' queritur se, ut patet in vji° Rotulo, versus 
Johannem He: unde jurata ponitur pro defectu juratorum; et modo 
compertum est per duodecim juratores quod in defectu Johannis He 
et operariorum suorum cum prostratione cujusdam arboris frangebatur 
lapis in placito praedicto nominatus, pretii vjs. viijd., ad dampna vjd. 
Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod praedictus Johannes Albyn' 
recuperet de Johanne pro dicto lapide vijs. ijd., et ipse Johannes in 
misericordia. 1294, ro. 8. 

■ In Roll 17, in an action brought by this stone is said to have been appointed 

John del He against his assistant, claiming {ordinahis) for the tomb of Robert Langar, 

from him the amount recovered by Albyn, of Nottingham, previously deceased. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 261 

inquest between Richard Crophill, spicer, and John de Melton, he 
was here committed to prison until he shall have made fine with the 
Lord King, etc. 1294, ro. 5. 

1394-5, January 27. 

To this Court comes John de Bilby, of Nottingham, who was 
lately found rebellious towards the Mayor and Bailiffs aforesaid 
because he would not swear upon an inquest between Richard de 
Crophill, plaintiff, and John de Melton, defendant, and he places 
himself in ' miscricordia' of the Mayor and Bailiff's aforesaid, upon 
their favour, placing thereupon by William Cupper and William 
Botiler 20 shillings, of which 20 shillings John Plumptre, the Mayor, 
took two shillings and the aforesaid Bailiffs two shillings, and all are 
agreed for ever. 1294, ro. 9. 

CXLIV. — Action to recover value of a Tombstone broken by tJie felling 

of a tree in S. Marys Churchyard. 

1394, December 16. 

John Albyn, complainant, appeared against John del He, de- 
fendant, on a plea of trespass, who at another time made default, and 
now the said John Albyn makes plaint that the said John He and his 
workmen lately broke, with the felling of a tree in the churchyard of 
the Church of the Blessed Mary at Nottingham, a certain stone for 
the monument of the said John,i of the value of 6s. 8d., to the 
damage of the said John Albyn of 40d., etc. And the said John He 
comes, and defends, and says that he is not guilty, and this he seeks 
may be inquired. Therefore an inquest shall be summoned between 
them against the next [Court]. 1294, ro. 6. 

1394-5, January 12. 
John Albyn makes plaint, as appears in Roll 6, against John He: 
in which case the jury is placed in respite through the default of 
jurors; and it is now found by twelve jurors that through the default 
of John He and his workmen the stone named in the aforesaid plea, 
value 6s. 8d., was broken with the felling of a tree, to the damage 
of 6d. Therefore it is decided by the Court that the aforesaid John 
Albyn shall recover from John ys. 2d. for the said stone, and the 
said lohn is in 'miscricordia.' '294, ro. 8. 



262 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

CXUV.— Alleged Theft of a Bell-clapper from S. Marys 
Church by the Sub-Clerk. 

1394 [December]. 

Johannes Remay queritur de Thoma de Downham, clerico, de 
placito transgressionis, eo quod idem Thomas existit sub-clericus et 
custos ornamentorum pertinentium Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae Notyng- 
hamiae, idem Thomas a dicta ecclcsia soHdavit unum belleclapur, 
valcntiae xiijs. iiijd., ad dampna dictac ecclesiae, ubi dictus Johannes 
Remay modo efficitur magister et gardianus operum dictae ecclesiae, 
de viginti solidis, unde idem Johannes producit sectam. Et venit 
dictus Thomas, et defendit dampna, etc., ct dicit quod non est cul- 
pabilis, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis 
quod venire faciant inquisitionem inter eos contra proximam Curiam. 

1 294, ro. 7. 

1394-5 [January]. 
Johannes Remay, qucrens, optulit sc versus Thomam de Down- 
ham de placito transgressionis, unde inquisitio inter eos in hunc diem 
summoneatur: modo per licentiam concordati sunt, et Henricus de 
Normanton pro ambabus partibus se ponit in misericordia — iijd. 

1294, ro. 8. 

CXLVI. — Action by a Chaplain for Fee for Education of a Boy. 
1394-5, January 15. 

Robertus Pole, capellanus, querens, optulit se versus Willelmum 
Cupper de placito debiti, qui pluries fecit defectum, et modo veniens 
ad responsum, praedictus Robertus petit de eo iijs. iiijd., quos dicit ei 
debet pro salario scolarum de quinque terminis erudiendo ^ 

filium suum, quos ei detinet ad dampna ipsius ijs. Et venit dictus 
Willelmus, et dedicit quod nichil ei debet, et hoc petit inquiri. Ideo 
praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant inquisitionem inter eos 
contra proximam [Curiam]. 1294, ro. 8. 

February 10. 

Robertus Pole, capellanus, queritur se versus Willelmum Cupper 

de placito debiti, ut patet in viijo Rotulo, unde jurata pendet in hunc 

diem per essonium dicti Willelmi: modo concordati sunt, et dictus 

Willelmus ponit se in misericordia. 1294, ro. 10. 

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1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 263 

CXLV.—A//e^V(/ Theft of a Bell-clapper from S. Marys 
Church by the Sub-Clerk. 

1394 [December]. 
John Remay makes plaint of Thomas de Downham, clerk, on a 
plea of trespass, that the said Thomas is sub-clerk and keeper of the 
ornaments pertaining to the Church of the Blessed Mary of Notting- 
ham, the same Thomas sold away from the said church a bell- 
clapper, of the value of 13s. 4d., to the damage of the said church, 
whereof the said John Remay is now made master and keeper of 
the works of the said church, of twenty shillings, wherefore the said 
John enters suit. And the said Thomas comes, and defends the 
damages, etc., and says that he is not guilty, and he seeks that this 
may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded to cause an 
inquest to come between them against the next Court. 1294, ro. 7. 

1394-5 [January]. 
John Remay, complainant, appeared against Thomas de Downham 
on a plea of trespass, in which case an inquest is summoned between 
them for this day: now they are agreed by permission, and Henry de 
Normanton places himself in ' misericordia ' for both parties — 3d. 

1294, ro. 8. 

CXLN I.— Action by a Chaplain for Fee for Education of a Boy. 
i394-5> January 15. 

Robert Fole, chaplain, complainant, appeared against William 
Cupper on a plea of debt, who many times made default, and now 
coming to answer, the aforesaid Robert seeks from him 3s. 4d., which 
he says he owes him for the school fees for five terms for teach- 
ing ^ his son, which he detains to his damage of 2s. 
And the said William comes, and denies that he owes him anything, 
and this he seeks may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are com- 
manded to cause an inquest to come between them against the next 
Court. 1294, ro. 8. 

February 10. 

Robert Fole, chaplain, makes plaint against William Cupper on a 
plea of debt, as appears in the 8th Roll, in which case the jury is 
pending this day through the essoin of the said William : they are 
now agreed, and the said William places himself in ' misericordia.' 

1294, ro. 10. 



264 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

CXLVII. — Actions for Dues, etc., of the Gild of the Holy Trinity. 
1394-5. February 10. 

Thomas Bedford queritur de Johanne Stoke de placito debiti, eo 
quod ei debet xiiijd., quos pro co posuit Gildae Sanctae Trinitatis 
apud Notingham anno ultimo nunc elapso, quos, etc. Et venit dictus 
Johannes, et cognovit. Ideo in misericordia, et inde dampna taxantur 
ad ijd. 1294, ro. 10. 

1394-5. March 10. 

Johannes Jorce, querens, optuHt se versus Ricardum Barynton de 
placito debiti, qui alias fecit defectum sine essonio, et hie venit, et 
praedictus Johannes similiter, qui petit de dicto Ricardo iijs. viijd., 
quos dicit ei debet et detinet, etc., videlicet, xviijd. pro quodam 
capicio Gildae Trinitatis Notingham', et xxvjd. pro stipendio capel- 
lani ejusdem, etc. Et venit dictus Ricardu.s, et dedicit quod ipse 
dicto Johanni debet nisi xviijd. pro capicio, et hoc petit inquiri. Ideo 
summoncatur inquisitio contra proximam. 1294, ro. 12. 



CXLVIII. — Examination of a Woman upon her Oath as to a Grant 
made by her and her Husband. 

1395, June 2. 

^Et quia in hac Curia praedicta Agnes Cooke non potuit esse 
praesens ad examinandum, ipsa Agnes, die Martis praedicto quo fit 
data cartae, coram praefato Majore et Ballivo, ac multis aliis bur- 
gensibus villae praedictae, scilicet, Willelmo de Thrompton, Roberto 
Squyer, Johanne de Tannesley, Willelmo Botyler, Johanne del Heth, 
Ricardo Plattes, Johanne de Aldenby, Johanne Odynges, Johanne de 
Lichfeld, secundum consuetudinem villae Notingham', examinata est, 
quae dicit se pure et sponte praedictam cartam, sine cohercione prae- 
dicti Nicholai viri sui, seu alicujus alterius, fecisse et concessisse, et 
super hoc in Gilda Aula, coram praedictis burgensibus, super sacro- 
sanctum Evangelium juravit se nunquam praedictam cartam dedicere 
nee clameum inde prosequi, imperpetuum. 1294, ro. 15. 

' This entry occurs after the enrolment mercer, of a tenement in 'le Castelgate,' 

of a grant from Nich. de Wyndeser' (Wind- Nottingham. The date of the grant is 

sor), of Newark, and Agnes Cooke his April 14, 1395. 
wife, tu Stephen Laurence, of Nottingham, 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 265 

CXl.WW.— Actions for Dues, etc.. of the Gild of the Holy Trinity. 
1394-5, Fcbruaiy 10. 

Thomas Bedford makes plaint of John Stoke on a plea of debt, 
that he owes him I4d., which he paid for him to the Gild of the 
Holy Trinity at Nottingham in the year now last past, which, etc. 
And the said John comes, and acknowledged it. Therefore he is in 
' misericordia,' and the damages herein are taxed at 2d. 

1294, ro. 10. 
1394-5, March 10. 

John Jorce, plaintiff, appeared against Richard Harrington on a 
plea of debt, who at another time made default without essoin, and 
he comes here, and the aforesaid John likewise, who seeks from the 
said Richard 3s. 8d., which he says he owes and withholds, etc., to 
wit, i8d. for a hood of the Gild of the Trinity, Nottingham, and 26d. 
for the stipend of the chaplain of the same, etc. And the said 
Richard comes, and denies that he owes to the said John more than 
i8d. for the hood, and this he seeks may be inquired. Therefore an 
inquest shall be summoned against the next [Court]. 1294, ro. 12. 

CXLVIII. — Examination of a Woman upon her Oath as to a Grant 
made by her and her Husband. 

1395, June 2. 

^And because in this Court the aforesaid Agnes Cooke could not 
be present to be examined, the said Agnes, on the aforesaid Tuesday 
which is the date of the charter, is examined, according to the custom 
of the town of Nottingham, before the aforesaid Mayor and Bailiff, 
and many other burgesses of the town aforesaid, to wit, before 
William de Thrumpton, Robert Squire, John de Tannesley, William 
Botiler, John del Heth, Richard Plattes, John de Aldenby, John 
Odings, John dc Lichfield, and she says she has made and granted 
the aforesaid charter purely and spontaneously, without being coerced 
by the aforesaid Nicholas her husband, or by any one else, and 
hereupon she .swore upon the holy Gospels, in the Gild Hall, before 
the aforesaid burgesses, never to gainsay the aforesaid charter nor to 
prosecute an\- claim therein, for e\'cr. '294, ro. 15. 



266 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

CXLIX. — Custom of the Town as to Detention by the Bailiffs of 

Sureties seised by thevi. 

1395, October 6. 

Hugo Spycer, dc Notyngham, queritur de Willelmo Huntston et 
Thoma Sherman, dc Notyngham, dc placito detcntionis catallorum : 
plegii de prosequendo — Hugo Belc et Johannes Fox: et queritur de 
eo quod iidem Willelmus et Thomas, die Jovis proxima post festum 
Nativitatis Beatae Mariae Virginis, anno regni Regis Ricardi qui 
nunc est xviij*^,! quo tempore fuerunt BalHvi Notynghamiae, ceperunt 
quatuor hostia ipsius Hugonis de tenemento suo tunc temporis jaccnte 
in le Castelgate in Notyngham, pretii xiijs. et iiijd., pro duobus 
solidis de redditu Domini Regis de dicto tenemento exeuntibus per 
annum, quae quidem hostea, licet dictus Hugo a dicta die usque ad 
praesens sacpius requisivisset, et dictum Domini Regis redditum 
solvere voluisset, dicti Willelmus et Thomas deliberationem dictorum 
hostiorum contradixcrunt, et adhuc contradicunt, ad dampna prae- 
dicti Hugonis xls., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedicti Willelmus 
et Thomas in propriis personis suis veniunt, et defendunt vim et in- 
juriam et dampna, etc., et dicunt quod usus et consuetudo praedictae 
villae de Notyngham, et de antiquo tempore solcbat esse, Ballivis 
villae Notynghamiae qui pro tempore fuerint vadia capta pro redditu 
et amerciamentis Domini Regis tenere per unum diem et annum 
proximos post exitum corum officii, et post dictum diem et annum 
dicta vadiaria pronunciare in plena Curia qui velle[n]t eorum vadia sic 
capta exequi et solutionem facere pro eis, quae quidem hostia dicti 
Willelmus et Thomas, post transitum eorum officii Ballivorum, unum 
diem et annum tenuerunt, et in plena Curia proclamari fecerunt, in 
quo quidem tempore dictus Hugo deliberationem praedictorum 
hostiorum de eis non petiit, nee solutionem redditus protulit, unde non 
intendit quod ipsi respondere debent ad hanc detentionem, pro eo 
quod ipsi praedicta hostia per diem et annum custodierunt, et post- 
modum in plena Curia ea proclamaverunt, secundum quod usus et 
consuetudo villae praedictae cxpostulat. Et inde dictus Hugo dedicit 
quod non est talis usus nee consuetudo in villa Notyngham' concessa 
nee approbata, et hoc ponit se super patriam; et alii similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant inter eos xij. contra 
proximam, etc.^ 1295, ro. id. 

' Thursday, September 10, 1394. ' The plaintiff does not appear to pro- 

secute; ro. 3. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTLN'GHAM. 267 

CXLIX. — Custom of the Toivn as to Detention by the Dailijfs of 
Sureties seized by them. 
1395, October 6. 
Hugh Spicer, of Nottingham, makes plaint of WilHam Huntston 
and Thomas Sherman, of Nottingham, on a plea of detention of 
chattels: pledges of prosecuting — Hugh Bell and John Fox: and he 
makes plaint that the said William and Thomas, on Thursday next 
after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin AIar\-, in the 
1 8th year of the reign of King Richard who now is,^ at which time 
they were Bailiffs of Nottingham, took four doors of the said Hugh's 
from his tenement at that time lying in the Castelgate in Notting- 
ham, of the value of 13s. 4d., for two shillings of the rent of the 
Lord King issuing from the said tenement each year, which doors, 
although the said Hugh had very often requested them from the said 
day up to the present time, and would have paid the Lord King's rent, 
the said William and Thomas withheld, and to this time withhold, 
delivery of the said doors, to the damage of the aforesaid Hugh of 
40s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid William and 
Thomas come in their own persons, and defend the force and injury 
and damages, etc., and they say that it is the use and custom of the 
aforesaid town of Nottingham, and was so from old time, for the 
Bailiffs for the time being of the town of Nottingham to retain 
pledges taken for the rent and amercements of the Lord King for 
a year and a day next after the end of their office, and after the said 
year and day to proclaim the said pledges in full Court who would 
redeem their pledges so taken and make payment of those things, 
which doors the said William and Thomas, after the term of their 
office of Bailiffs, retained for a year and a day, and caused them to be 
proclaimed in full Court, at which time the said Hugh did not seek 
delivery of the aforesaid doors from them, nor did he tender payment 
of the rent, wherefore they contend that they ought not to answer 
as to this detention, forasmuch as thc\' took charge of the aforesaid 
doors for a year and a day, and afterwards proclaimed them in full 
Court, according to what the use and custom of the town aforesaid 
requires. And hereupon the said Hugh denies that there is any such 
use or custom allowed or approved in the town of Nottingham, 
and as to this he puts himself upon the country; and the others 
likewise. Therefore the Bailiffs arc commanded to cause 12 [jurors] 
to come between them against the next [Court], etc.- 1295, ro. id. 



268 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

CL. — Gathering of the S%vi)ie in Bargate by the Common Siuineherd. 

1395, October 6. 

Radulfus Pollard, dc Notyngham, queritur de Nicholao Swynnard 
de placito transgressionis, de eo quod ubi idem Nicholaus communis 
custos porcorum Hbertatis villae Notynghamiae est et fuit nunc annis 
regni regis nunc xiiij., xv., xvj., xvij., xviij., xix., quos porcos idem 
Nicholaus in custodia sua custodivisset sine dampno faciendo de 
muris vel gardinis faciendo, porci praedicti annis praescriptis muros 
pracdicti Radulfi in Ic Barrcgate gardini sui sursum foderunt et 
destruxerunt, in defcctu praedicti Nicholai, unde idem Radulfus 
deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam xxs., inde producit 
sectam, etc. Et praedictus Nicholaus in propria persona sua venit, 
et defendit vim et injuriam et dampna, etc., et dicit quod ipse, prout 
mos est et fuit a tempore quo non extat memoria porcos ibidem 
colligere, per ordinationem totius communitatis villae Notynghamiae, 
idem Nicholaus eos ibidem collegit, et dicit quod si idem Radulfus 
aliqua dampna habet dicit quod non est ex indefectu suo, et sic dicit 
quod ipse inde non est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam. 
Et praedictus Radulfus dicit quod est in defectu praedicti Nicholai, 
quia ipse praedictos porcos non custodivit sicut custodivisset, et hoc 
petit quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc.' 

1295, ro. I. 



CLI. — Ro!/ of the Presentments of the Mickletomfnry. 
1395, October 8. 

Magnus Turnus tentus coram Johanne de Plumptre, Majore villae 
Notingham', die Veneris proximo post festum Sancti Dionisii, 
ANNO regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum Angliae 

DECIMO NONO. 

Hugo de Schelfford, Johannes de Thomworth, senior, Johannes 
de Lyndeby, Willelmus de Bolton, hosier, Johannes de Litcheffeld, 
Willelmus de Stappulton, Robertus Cok, Nicholaus Gay, Alanus de 

' Ralph Pollard docs nol appear; judgment for Nicholas; ro. 3. 



1395] RFXORDS OF THE liOROUdll OK NOITI XCI lAM. 269 

CL. — Gathering of the Siviiie in Bargate by the Conniion Sicineherd. 

1395, October 6. 

Ralph Pollard, of Nottingham, makes plaint of Nicholas Swine- 
herd on a plea of trespass, that whereas the said Nicholas is and 
was the common keeper of the swine of the liberty of the town of 
Nottingham in the 14th, 15th, i6th, 17th, i8th, and 19th years 
of the reign of the present king, which swine the said Nicholas 
ought to have kept in his custody without doing damage to walls or 
gardens, the aforesaid swine in the aforesaid years undermined and 
destroyed the walls of the garden of the aforesaid Ralph in the 
Barregate, through the default of the aforesaid Nicholas, whereby 
the said Ralph is injured and has received damages to the amount 
of 20s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Nicholas 
comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury and 
damages, etc., and says that he, the said Nicholas collected them in 
that place, as it is and has been the custom from time out of mind 
to collect the swine in that place, by the ordination of the whole 
community of the town of Nottingham, and he says that if the said 
Ralph has received any damages he says it is not through his default, 
and so he says that he is not guilty thereof, and as to this he places 
himself upon the country. And the aforesaid Ralph says that it is 
through the default of the aforesaid Nicholas, because he did not 
take care of the aforesaid swine as he should have done, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired; and the other likewise. Therefore it 
is commanded, etc' 1295, ro. i. 



ClA.—Rot/ of the Presentments of the Miekletorn Jury. 

'395) October 8. 

The Great Tourn held before John de Plumptre, Mayor of the 
TOWN of Nottingham, on Friday next after the feast of Saint 
Denis, in the nineteenth year of the reign of King Richard 
the Second after the Conquest of England. 

Hugh de Shelford, John de Tamworth, senior, John de Lindb>', 
William de Bolton, hosier, John de Lichfield, William de Staplcton, 
Robert Coke, Nicholas Gay, Alan de Trowell, William Gyc, John de 
Wilford, John de P^enton, Richard Roper, Richard Jo}-, John de 



2/0 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

Tromvell, Willelmus Gye, Johannes de WillefFord, Johannes de 
Fenton, Ricardus Roper, Ricardus Joie, Johannes de Blakkeburne, 
Hugo Hachet, et Rogerus Herpeswell, juratores: qui dicunt, per 
sacramentum suum, quod omnes braciatores sunt culpabiles quia 
brac[iant] contra Assisam, et vcndunt cum cifis ct discis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes pistores sunt culpabiles quia capiunt 
nimis pro furnatione et coctione panis a communi populo, videlicet, 
jd. ob. pro buscello, hoc est vjd. ad quarterium grani, ubi deberent 
capere nisi iiijd. ad quarterium, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes carnifices vendunt carnes nimis diu 
tentas et corruptas, et ultra denarium in optinendo (sic) ad xijd. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes piscatores Notingham', tam marini quam 
aquae dulcis, vendunt pisces mortuos et nimis diu tentos, et quod 
quilibet corum est communis forstallator talium piscium, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tabernarii vinorum non tenent Assisam, 
secundum proclamationem Majoris, quia vendunt contra Assisam, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes anxiatrices Notingham' vendunt allium, 
farinam, salem, sepas candelas, butirum, casios, et hujusmodi nimis 
caros, contra statutum, et quod quilibet eorum facit candelam sine 
cotoni intcrposito, ad deceptionem populi, et est communis forstallator 
talium victualium praedictorum venientium ad villam Notingham' 
vendendorum, stantes ad exitus viarum ubi talia victualia^ veniunt 
ad vendendum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tannarii Notingham' vendunt coria non 
bene tannata, et quod quilibet eorum vendit corium in domo sine visu 
fori vel posito in foro vendendum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes sutores Notingham' vendunt sotulares 
nimis caros, et quilibet eorum ponit corium vitulinum inter corium 
bovum, et vendit Ifasj'/i pro cordeivaync, ad deceptionem populi, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes coci Notingham' vendunt carnes et 
pisces aliquando crudas et recalefactas, nocivas corpori humano, et 
quod quilibet eorum est communis forstallator volucrum, pullaliorum, 
columbarum, avium,= ct hujusmodi victualium, ad deceptionem populi, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes hospitatores Notingham' hospitant 
contra Assisam, et quilibet eorum vendit infra domum faenum prae- 
bendarium et alia vittualia, tam humana quam equina, sine assisa 
inde capta ad deceptionem populi, etc. 

' talia victual in III,'] 'tales victuales,' MS, - avium,] ovfi., (ovorum?) 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 2/1 

Blackburn, Hugh Hachct, and Roger Harpswcll, jurors: who say, 
upon their oath, that all the brewers are guilty because they brew 
against the Assize, and they sell with cups and dishes, etc. 

Also, they say that all the bakers are guilty because they take 
too much from the common people for the baking and cooking of 
bread, to wit, i^d. for a bushel, that is 6d. for a quarter of corn, 
whereas they ought only to take 4d. for a quarter, etc. 

Also, they say that all the butchers sell meat which has been 
kept too long and is corrupt, and above the money in at 

1 2d. 

Also, they say that the fishers of Nottingham, both of the sea 
and of fresh water, sell fish which are dead and have been kept 
too long, and that each of them is a common forestaller of such 
fish, etc. 

Also, they say that all the taverners of wines do not obey the 
Assize, according to the proclamation of the Mayor, because they sell 
against the Assize, etc. 

Also, they say that all the (female) poulterers of Nottingham sell 
garlic, flour, salt, tallow, candles, butter, cheeses, and such things too 
dearly, against the statute, and that each of them makes candles 
without wicks, to the deception of the people, and is a common 
forestaller of such aforesaid victuals coming to the town of Notting- 
ham to be sold, standing at the mouths of the streets where such 
victuals come to be sold, etc. 

Also, they say that all the tanners of Nottingham sell leather not 
well tanned, and that each of them sells leather in his house without 
the view of the market or being placed in the market for sale, etc. 

Also, they say that all the shoemakers of Nottingham sell shoes 
too dearly, and that each of them puts calf-skin among ox-leather, 
and sells bazen for cordewan, to the deception of the people, etc. 

Also, they say that all the cooks of Nottingham sell sometimes 
meat and fish unprepared and warmed up again, hurtful to the 
human body, and that each of them is a common forestaller of birds, 
poultry, pigeons, eggs, and such victuals, to the deception of the 
people, etc. 

Also, they say that all the hostelers of Nottingham receive guests 
against the Assize, and that each of them sells within his house 
provender hay and other victuals, both for man and for horse, with- 
out an assize being thereof taken, to the deception of the people, etc. 



2/2 RECORDS OP^ THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

Item, dicunt quod omnes textores Notingham' capiunt nimis pro 
arte sua exercenda, videlicet ad le dozeyn panni ijs. et amplius, et 
etiam quod quilibet eorum capit de fullariis pro deliberatione de le 
dozeynes per eos textis ijd. vel iijd., contra statutum Domini Regis, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes fullarii Notingham' capiunt nimis care 
pro arte sua, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes factores caligarum Notingham' vendunt 
caligas de panno inaquato, et quilibet eorum moderatur in lez 
wamppeys pannum antiquum cum panno novo, ad deceptionem 
populi, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tinctores pannorum Notingham' obturant 
viam regiam cum purpresturis de poyeires, et quilibet eorum violat 
viam regiam cum cjectionc aquarum artis eorum, ad corruptionem 
totius populi ibidem transeuntis,i etc.^ 

Item, dicunt quod Robertus Tewer, Magota Farewell, Johannes 
Boile, Willelmus Hochun, tailour, Willelmus Prior, Thomas Arnall, 
Henricus Smyth, Johannes de Stoke, Johannes de Blythe, Robertus 
Feysy, Johannes Koo, Randulphus Pole, Margeria Deekon, et Jo- 
hannes Pacy, Willelmus Tailour, Johannes Trumper, Thomas de 
Spondon, Hugo Lastemaker, et Johannes de Billeby, sunt communes 
forstallatores et collectores carbonum, vendentes eos^ excessive, ad 
grave dampnum totius populi eo quod ipsi faciunt nimis caros,-^ etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tannarii manentes in Littilmerche de 
Notingham' ex parte australi obturant aquam communem quae 
vocatur ' Lene ' cum stakkes, poilis, et turbariis in tempore lini {sic), 
et jacent coria sua in praedicta aqua, ad magnum nocumentum totius 
populi et villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod quaedam venella existeret communis in dicto 
marisco, quae jacet inter tenementum Ricardi de Chillewelle ex una 
parte et tenementum Johannis Albayne ex altera parte, quae venella 
obturata est, et non existit modo, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Rogerus Wappelod et Willelmus de Nor- 
manton jactant fimum in Foro Sabbati in quodam curtilagio Willelmi 
de Thrumpton juxta le Drapry, ad magnum nocumentum Willelmi 
praedicti et totius vicini[tatis], etc. 

' transeiintis,'] ' transeuntium,' MS. ^ This presentment is cancelled, pro- 

This reading continues throughout the bably on account of the similar presentment 

roll, and is here tacitly corrected. made against the dyers by name. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 2/3 

Also, they say that all the weavers of Nottingham take too much 
for exercising their art, to wit, for a dozen of cloth 2s., and more, 
and also that each of them takes from the fullers for the delivery of 
the dozens woven by them 2d. or 3d., against the statute of our 
Lord the King, etc. 

Also, they say that all the fullers of Nottingham take too much 
for their art, etc. 

Also, they say that all the makers of shoes of Nottingham sell 
shoes of cloth steeped in water, and each of them tempers old cloth 
with new in the wamppeys, to the deception of the people, etc. 

Also, they say that all the dyers of cloth of Nottingham block 
up the King's highway with purprestures of their poyetres, and that 
each of them defiles the King's highway with the ejection of the 
waters of their art, to the corruption of the whole people there 
passing, etc.^ 

Also, they say that Robert Tewer, Magota Farewell, John Boile, 
William Hochun, tailor, William Prior, Thomas Arnold, Henry 
Smith, John de Stoke, John de Blyth, Robert Feysy, John Koo, 
Randolph Fole, Margery Deacon, and John Pacy, William Tailor, 
John Trumper, Thomas de Spondon, Hugh Lastmaker, and John 
de Bilby, are common forestallers and gatherers of coal, selling it 
excessively high, to the serious damage of the whole people because 
they make it too dear, etc. 

Also, they say that all the tanners dwelling in Littilmcrche of 
Nottingham on the southern side block up the common water which 
is called ' Lene ' with stakes, poles, and turves in time, and 

lay their leather in the aforesaid water, to the great detriment of the 
whole people and of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that a certain lane should be common in the said 
marsh, which (lane) lies between the tenement of Richard de Chilwell 
on the one side and the tenement of John Albayn on the other side, 
which lane is blocked up, and docs not exist now, etc. 

Also, they say that Roger Whaplode and William de Normanton 
throw ordure into the Saturday Market in a curtilage of William de 
Thrumpton near the Drapry, to the great detriment of the aforesaid 
\\'illiam and of the whole neighbourhood, etc. 

^ eos,] 'eas,' .M.S. ■♦ caros,] 'saras,' MS. 



274 RECORDS OF THE BOROUCxH OF NOTTINGHAM. 1395] 

Item, dicunt quod Thomas de Bothalle semper occupat et jactat 
fimum porcorum in alta via quae mundat[ur] a le Swynbote, ad 
magnum nocumentum populi, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Isabella de Qwychenour cariat et jactat semper 
fimum suum in communi fossato extra le Coulanebarre, ad grave 
nocumentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Strenncley cariat et jactat semper 
fimum suum in communi fossato extra le Coulanbare, ad grave nocu- 
mentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Caythorpe et Thomas de Beddefford 
jactant fimum in Foro Sabbati in quodam curtilagio praedicti Willelmi 
de Thrumpton juxta le Drapouri, ad grave dampnum Willelmi prae- 
dicti, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Robertus de Chasterefeld, Robertus de Selston, 
Ricardus Lister, Thomas Bedefford, Johannes Remay, Johannes de 
Melton, Robertus Luvet lister juxta Johannem Lugthburgh, et omnes 
alii tinctores obturant viam regiam cum corum poyetres, et suffocant 
cum fetore communem populum de residuis aquarum suarum stil- 
lantium et ponentium in viam regiam, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod quidam Ricardus Masson, leyer, qui moratur 
in le Berkcrgate, cepit injuste de Johanne Blyth, fleschewer, pro 
operatione duorum dierum ad artem latami xijd., contra assisam 
Domini Regis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes carpentarii, omncs tectores, omnes 
latomi, et omnes laborarii capiunt nimis excessive pro arte sua per 
diem, contra statutum Domini Regis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Matthaeus^ Tailour, qui tenet de Willelmo 
Dynet, fecit unum fossatum de communi solio per altam viam ex 
parte orientali juxta fossat[um] commune,^ ad grave praejudicium 
villae praedictae et totius populi ibidem transentis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Nicholaus Fossebrok et Walterus Stacy 3 occupat 
Magnum Mariscum, et obturat unum fossatum ibidem cum meremio, 
ad grave nocumentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Nicholaus Fossebrok, Nicholaus Webster, Petrus 
Sadeler, et omnes tenentes Willelmi de Bradebiri cariant et jactant 
fimum ad le Frere Watergang, per quod cursus aquae perditus est, 
et via regia similiter, ad grave nocumentum totius villae praedictae, 
etc. 

■ Matthaeiis,\ ' Mathew,' MS, "^ commune,] 'communes,' MS, 



[I395 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 275 

Also, they say that Thomas dc Bothall always occupies and 
throws the ordure of swine into the highway which is cleansed by the 
Swinebote, to the great detriment of the people, etc. 

Also, they say that Isabella de W'ichnor alwa}'s carries and 
throws her ordure into the common ditch outside the Coulanebarre, 
to the serious detriment of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they sa}- that John Strennele)' always carries and throws his 
ordure into the common ditch outside the Coulanbare, to the serious 
detriment of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that William Caythorp and Thomas de Bedford 
throw ordure into the Saturday Market into a curtilage of the afore- 
said William de Thrumpton near the Drapouri, to the serious damage 
of the aforesaid William, etc. 

Also, they say that Robert de Chesterfield, Robert de Selston, 
Richard Lister, Thomas Bedford, John Remay, John de Melton, 
Robert Lovet lister near John Loughborough, and all the other 
dyers block up the King's highway with their poyetres, and stifle the 
common people with the stench from the residues of their waters 
dropping and falling on the King's highway, etc. 

Also, they say that one Richard Masson, layer, who dwells in the 
Berkergate, took unjustly from John Blyth, fleshewer, for working 
two days at the craft of a stonecutter I2d., against the Assize of our 
Lord the King, etc. 

Also, they say that all the carpenters, all the plasterers, all the 
stonecutters, and all the labourers take too much for their craft by 
the day, against the statute of our Lord the King, etc. 

Also, they say that Matthew Tailor, who is a tenant of William 
Dynet, has made a ditch on the common soil by the highway on 
the eastern side near the common ditch, to the great prejudice of 
the aforesaid town and of the w^hole people there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that Nicholas Fosbrook and Walter Stacy ^ occu- 
pies the Great Marsh, and blocks up a ditch there with timber, to 
the serious detriment of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Nicholas Fosbrook, Nicholas Webster, Peter 
Saddler, and all William dc Bradbury's tenants carry and throw- 
ordure at the Frere Watergang, whereby the course of the water is 
lost, and the King's highway likewise, to the serious detriment of 
the whole town aforesaid, etc. 

3 Walter Stacy's name is crossed out. 



2/6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Leche et Thomas Kay injuste 
occupant viam regiam sub cimyterio Ecclesiae Beatae Mariae cum 
meremio, ad grave nocumentum totius populi ibidem transeuntis, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod unum orrium Johannis de Wapelington est 
injuste aedificatum super commune solium ad le Chappelbarre, ad 
grave praejudicium villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Koo injuste aedificavit unum tene- 
mentum in le Castilgate super communem viam, ad grave nocumen- 
tum et praejudicium villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Robertus Sqwyer fecit unum novum palys in 
le Castilgate super communem viam, ad grave nocumentum et prae- 
judicium villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Thomas de Mappurley injuste aedificavit unum 
tenementum super commune solium, in quo Johannes Bridessalle 
moratur, ad grave nocumentum et praejudicium villae praedictae, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Thomas de Arnall injuste cum fimo occupat et 
obturat le Organlayne, per quod vicus praedictus [obturatur], ad 
grave nocumentum villae praedictae, et cun[c]tis hominibus ibidem 
transeuntibus, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Henricus de Willeford obturat cum cineri[bu]s 
les comyndikkes, et quod omnes qui abuttant super eos sunt culpa- 
biles, ad grave nocumentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Samon, senior, et Johannes Crawe- 
schagth cariant et jactant fimum et cineres et weddes in le comyn- 
dikkes et in alta via, ad grave nocumentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Isabella de Belton, Alicia Anker, Anna 
Hukkester, Matilda Okkebrok uxor Alani Culchi, Katerina uxor 
Ricardi Byrford, masson, Ibota uxor Johannis Albayne, Margareta 
Glover, IMatilda Skynner, Isabella uxor Johannis Hakkenay, Robertus 
Ostiler, et Henricus de Hykkeling sunt communes forstallatores 
aucarum, caponum, gallinarum, pullalariorum,"columbarum, et talium 
victualium ante horam debitam, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus de Pountefract, spicer, Thomas 
Spondon, et Thomas qui quondam fuit servus Henrici de Willeford, 
sunt communes forstallatores virgarum, mensarum, et talium rerum, 
ad gravem deceptionem populi infra libertatem villae praedictae, 
etc. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTINXHAM. 2/7 

Also, they say that WiUiam Leech and Thomas Kay unjustly 
occupy the King's highway under the cemetery of the Church of the 
Blessed Mary with timber, to the serious detriment of all the people 
there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that a store-house of John dc Whaplington is 
unjustly built upon the common soil at the Chappelbarre, to the 
great prejudice of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that John Koo has unjustly built a tenement in 
the Castilgate upon the common way, to the serious detriment and 
prejudice of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Robert Squire has made a new paling in the 
Castilgate upon the common way, to the serious detriment and 
prejudice of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Thomas de Mapperley has unjustly built a 
tenement upon the common soil, in which John Breadsall dwells, 
to the serious detriment and prejudice of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Thomas de Arnold unjustly occupies and 
blocks up with ordure the Organlayne, whereby the aforesaid street 
[is blocked up], to the serious detriment of the town aforesaid, and 
to all the men there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that Henry de Wilford blocks up the common- 
dykes with cinders, and that all whose dwellings abut upon them 
are guilty (of the same), to the serious detriment of the town afore- 
said, etc. 

Also, they say that John Samon, senior, and John Crowshaw 
carry and throw ordure and cinders and weeds into the common- 
dykes and on the highway, to the serious detriment of the town 
aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Isabella de Belton, Alice Anker, Anna Huck- 
ster, Matilda Ockbrook wife of Alan Culchi, Catherine wife of Richard 
Burford, mason, Ibota wife of John Albayn, Margaret Glover, Matilda 
Skinner, Isabella wife of John Hackney, Robert Ostiler, and Henry 
de Hickling are common forestallers of geese, capons, hens, poultry, 
pigeons, and such victuals before the proper hour, etc. 

Also, they say that William de Pontefract, spicer, Thomas Spon- 
don, and Thomas who was formerly the servant of Henry de Wilford, 
are common forestallers of rods, tables, and such things, to the 
serious deception of the people within the liberty of the town afore- 
said, etc. 



2/8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

Item, dicunt quod Robertus de Sutton est communis emptor et 
forstallator anguillarum quae veniunt ad forum vendi ab extraneis, 
ante horam debitam, et sic est de omnibus aliis pisci[bu]s recentibus 
venientibus ad praedictam villam, etc. 

Item, praesentant quod Johannes de Blyth, flexhewer, obturat 
cum sanguine, enterels, et issiice Seynt Jame Lane, ad grave nocu- 
mentum totius populi ibidem transeuntis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes de Notingham, cappelanus, obturavit 
quandam venellam quae vocatur Woddelane juxta Alleswonge, et 
eam praedictam venellam inclusam fecit fieri, sine licentia Majoris 
et Burgensium villae praedictae, ad grave praejudicium libertatis 
villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Dalahowe tenet unum che/er'' super 
cornerum versus Mothalgate apertum, ad grave nocumentum totius 
populi ibidem transeuntis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod uxor Thomae Hunt, corvisour, in festo Sancti 
Martini, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum Angliae 
decimo nono, furata fuit sub pariete Thomae de Arnall carbones 
suosi noctanter et eos^ asportavit, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes de Fenton obturat communem viam 
in Broddemerchc cum stipitibus et lignis, ad grave nocumentum 
totius populi ibidem transeuntis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes de Blyth, Robertus Okkelc)', Thomas 
Arnall, et Thomas Mappourley ceperunt et asportaverunt petras a 
communibus muris villae de Notingham, ad grave dampnum libertatis 
villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Swanncland et Johannes Hakkenay 
obturant unum cursum aquae in Berwardlane, ad grave nocumentum 
libertatis villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Craweschagth obturat Calvortonlane 
juxta Litilmerche cum fimo, ad grave nocumentum vicinorum et 
cursus aquae de Lene, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Julane obturat altam viam quae 
vocatur ' Franchegate ' cum fimo et stipitibus, ad grave nocumentum 
vicinorum ibidem transeuntium et libertatis villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Simon Plot ad Cokwatergang cepit unam 
placeam terrae de communi solio, et eam incluserat cum gardino suo, 

' stios,'\ ' sua,' MS. ^ ^(?J,] 'eas,' MS. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 2/9 

Also, they say that Robert de Sutton is a common bujxr and 
forestaller of eels which come to market to be sold by strangers, 
before the proper hour, and he is likewise of all other fresh fish 
coming to the aforesaid town, etc. 

Also, they present that John de Blythc, fleshcwer, blocks up 
Seynt Jame Lane with blood, entrails, and issues, to the serious 
detriment of all the people there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that John de Nottingham, chaplain, has blocked 
up a lane which is called Woddelane near Alleswonge, and has 
caused the aforesaid lane to be enclosed, without the licence of the 
Mayor and Burgesses of the town aforesaid, to the serious prejudice 
of the liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that William Dalahowe holds a cellar open at 
the corner towards IMothalgate, to the serious detriment of all the 
people there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that the wife of Thomas Hunt, corviser, at the 
feast of Saint Martin, in the nineteenth year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second after the Conquest of England, stole in the 
night and carried away the coals of Thomas de Arnold under his 
wall, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc. 

Also, they say that John de Fenton blocks up the common road 
in Broddemerche with tree-trunks and wood, to the serious detriment 
of all the people there passing, etc. 

Also, they say that John de Bl}-th, Robert Ockley, Thomas 
Arnold and Thomas Mapperley have taken and carried away stones 
from the common walls of the town of Nottingham, to the serious 
damage of the liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that William Swanland and John Hackney block 
up a water-course in Berwardlanc, to the serious detriment of the 
liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that John Crowshaw blocks up Calvortonlane near 
Litilmerche with ordure, to the serious detriment of the neighbours 
and of the water-course of the Lene, etc. 

Also, they say that John Julane blocks up the highway which is 
called ' Franchegate' with ordure and tree-trunks, to the serious 
detriment of the neighbours there passing and of the liberty of the 
town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Simon Plot at the Cokwatcrgang has taken 
a piece of land from the common soil, and has enclosed it within 



28o RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l395 

ad grave dampnum ct praejudicium villae praedictae, etc. Per vj. 
pedes juxta viam de Raton rowe, etc.^ 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tenentes Thomae Mappurley et Roberti 
Jerman obturant illam venellam quae jacet inter Bug'^erdes et tene- 
mentum Thomae Holand, et extendit se ad capud australe super 
Castirffeldcroce, et ad capud boriale super Franchegate, ad grave 
nocumentum Hbertatis villae praedictae, etc. 3942- ro. 4. 

Item, dicunt quod quaedam venella [quae] jacet inter Rogerum 
Arnall et Johannem Tournour obturata est cum fimo per Hugonem 
Baxster, Johannem Hodynges, Marjoriam Coli:;er, ct Rogerum Arnall, 
ad grave nocumentum vicinorum et totius Hbertatis villae praedictae, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes qui commorant[ur] ex utraque parte viae 
regiae a Chappelbarre usque Organlayne et Seynt Jamgate obturant 
cum fimo altam viam, ad grave nocumentum patriae ibidem tran- 
seuntis, et ad magnum dampnum Hbertatis villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod quaedam porcJie in Baxstergate de Marjoria 
Collider stat super commune solium, ad grave nocumentum vicinorum 
ibidem transeuntium, et in magnum praejudicium Hbertatis villae 
praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Thomas Fox, drapour, obturat cum fimo Peper- 
lane, ad grave nocumentum vicinorum, et etiam tenet ibidem in 
eodem vico unum dieler'' fractum et apertum, ad grave nocumentum 
totius populi ibidem transeuntis, et ad magnum dampnum Hbertatis 
villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes ipotecarii Notingham' vendunt species 
per pondera indebita et infidelia, non tenentes le standard, et etiam 
mingunt veteres species cum novis, contra statutum Domini Regis 
inde editum et factum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes de Notingham, capellanus, obturavit 
communem venellam inter Hospitale Sancti Johannis ex parte 
australi, et tenementum quondam Ricardi Hanson ex parte boriali, 
et earn praedictam venellam inclusam fecit fieri ad usum suum 
proprium, sine licentia Majoris et Burgensium villae praedictae, ad 
grave dampnum et praejudicium totius communitatis, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod quaedam venella existeret communis in le 
Fischergate inter tenementum Johannis de Plumptre ex parte ori- 
entali, et tenementum Willelmi de Beston ex parte occidentali, in quo 
' This sentence is an addition to tlie original entry. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 28 1 

his garden, to the serious damage and prejudice of the town afore- 
said, etc. For 6 feet near the street of Ratonrowe, etc.^ 

Also, they say that all the tenants of Thomas Mapperley and 
Robert German block up the lane which lies between Bug-^erdes and 
the tenement of Thomas Holland, and which abuts at the southern 
head upon Castirffeldcroce, and at the northern head upon Franche- 
gate, to the serious detriment of the liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

3942, ro. 4. 

Also, they say that a lane which lies between Roger Arnold and 
John Turner is blocked up with ordure by Hugh Baxter, John 
Hodynges, Margery Colier, and Roger Arnold, to the serious detri- 
ment of the neighbours and of all the liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that all who dwell on either side of King's highway 
from Chappelbarre to Organla}-ne and Seynt Jamgate block up the 
high way with ordure, to the serious detriment of the country-people 
there passing, and to the great damage of the liberty of the town 
aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that a porch in Baxstergate belonging to Margery 
Colier stands upon the common soil, to the serious detriment of the 
neighbours there passing, and to the great prejudice of the liberty 
of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Thomas Fox, draper, blocks up Peperlane 
with ordure, to the serious detriment of the neighbours, and also holds 
there in the same street a cellar broken and open, to the serious 
detriment of the whole people there passing, and to the great damage 
of the liberty of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that all the apothecaries of Nottingham sell spices 
by unusual and unfaithful weights, not adhering to the standard, and 
also mix old spices with new, against the statute of our Lord the 
King thereupon made and provided, etc. 

Also, they say that John de Nottingham, chaplain, has blocked 
up the common lane between the Hospital of Saint John on the 
southern side, and the tenement formerly Richard Hanson's on the 
northern side, and has caused the aforesaid lane to be enclosed for 
his own use, without the licence of the Mayor and Burgesses of the 
town aforesaid, to the serious damage and prejudice of the whole 
community, etc. 

Also, they say that a lane should be kept common in the Fischer- 
gate between the tenement of John de Plumptre on the eastern side, 



282 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIXGHAM. [l395 

praedicto tcnemcnto modo Johannes Scotte, fischcr, manet. Ideo 
inquiratur, etc. 

Item, pracsentant quod Hugo de Wymondeslawe obturat com- 
mune solium ante hostium Communis Aulae villae praedictae cum 
fimo ct cineribus et cum quadam^ arbore posita super praedictum 
solium, ad grave nocumentum totius communitatis villae praedictae, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus de Stappulton obturat cum fimo 
communem viam erga Flexschamulles in le Wykedaymerkeyth' super 
unum vicum qui^ vocatus est Calvertonlayne, ad grave nocumentum 
totius communitatis villae praedictae, ct ad gravem obturationem 
aquae de Lene juxta Frerwatcrgonge, etc., ad grave dampnum villae 
praedictae, etc. 3942, ro. 4d. 

CLII. — Pleas relating to the Fish-leaps in the Connnon Waters. 
1395, November 3. 

Ricardus Palmer, de Notyngham, fysshcr, queritur dc Galfrido de 
Skelton', de eadem, de placito transgressionis, de eo quod ubi idem 
Ricardus in communibus aquis villae Notynghamiae habuit lez lepes 
praedicti Ricardi jacentes pro pissibus capiendis, idem Galfridus, die 
Jovis proxima ante festum Apostolorum Symonis et Judae, anno 
regni regis nunc xix.,^ dict[os lep'\us sursum cepit, et ipsos in aliis locis 
removit et fregit, unde deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam 
xls., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Galfridus in propria 
persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod 
ipse inde in nullo est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam; et 
alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 

Idem Galfridus queritur de dicto Ricardo de placito transgres- 
sionis de eo in praedicta querela, quod idem Ricardus, die et anno 
suprascriptis, removit les Iccpus praedicti Galfridi, et eos fregit, prout 
ipse superius versus eum narravit, ad dampna sua xld., inde producit 
sectam, etc. Et praedictus Ricardus in propria persona sua venit, 
et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo 
est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam ; et alius similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est, etc. 1295, ro. 3d. 

' quadaiii,] 'quodam,' MS. has been here added in a different coloured 

^ <7?//,] 'quod,' MS. The word 'stillant.' ink. 

^ Thursday, October 21, 1395. 



1395] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 283 

and the tenement of William de Beeston on the western side, in 
which aforesaid tenement John Scott, fisher, now dwells. Therefore 
let it be inquired, etc. 

Also, they present that Hugh Wymondeslow blocks up the common 
soil before the door of the Common Hall of the aforesaid town with 
ordure and cinders and with a tree placed on the aforesaid soil, to the 
serious detriment of the whole community of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that W^illiam de Stapleton blocks up with ordure 
the common street towards the Flexschamulles in the Wykeday- 
merkeyth' on a street which is called Calvertonla}-ne, to the serious 
detriment of the whole community of the aforesaid town, and to the 
great obstruction of the water of Lene near Frerwatergonge, etc., to 
the serious damage of the town aforesaid, etc. 3942, ro. 4d. 

CLH. — Pleas relating to the Fish-leaps in the Common Heaters. 
1395, November 3. 

Richard Palmer, of Nottingham, fisher, makes plaint of Geoffrey 
de Skelton, of the same, on a plea of trespass, that whereas the said 
Richard had lying in the common waters of the town of Nottingham 
the leaps of the aforesaid Richard for taking fish, the same Geoffrey, 
on Thursday next before the feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, 
in the 19th year of the reign of the present king,^ took down the 
said leaps, and removed them to other places, and broke them, 
whereby he (Richard) is injured and has received damages to the 
amount of 40s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
Geoffrey comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury, 
etc., and says that he is guilty thereof in nothing, and as to this he 
puts himself upon the country; and the other likewise. Therefore 
it is commanded, etc. 

The same Geoffrey makes plaint of the said Richard on a plea 
of trespass of what is in the aforesaid plaint, that the said Richard, 
on the day and year above-written, removed the leaps of the afore- 
said Geoffrey, and broke them, as he (Richard) has set forth above 
against him (Geoffrey), to his damage of 40d., wherefore he enters 
suit, etc. And the aforesaid Richard comes in his own person, and 
defends the force and injury, etc., and says that he is thereof in 
nothing guilty, and as to this he puts himself upon the country; and 
the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. i-95) fo- 3d. 



284 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

CLIII. — Names of Burgesses enrolled during the Mayoralty of 
fohn de Pluniptre. 

1395-6. 

BURGENSES FACTI DE TERMING NaTALIS DOMINI. 

Johannes de Aslaby factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., 
et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae [Mariae], et inde 
invenit plegium Tliomam Fox, drapour, etc. 

Johannes Fisch, tailour, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. 
viijd., et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et inde 
invenit plegium Thomam Fox. 

Johannes Mauger, sutor, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. 
viijd., et habet diem usque eundem festum, et inde invenit plegium 
Johannem Tanneslcy. 

Willelmus Allewync, berkcr, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro 
vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum ad Vincula Sancti Petri, et 
inde invenit plegium Johannem AUewyne. 

Randulphus Daniell, carnifex, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro 
vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis 
Baptistae, et inde invenit plegium Johannem Lu^burgth. 

Johannes de Pilkering, wrigth, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro 
vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum ad Vincula Sancti Petri, et 
inde invenit plegium Johannem Mauger. 

Johannes de Allastre, irunemanger, factus est Burgensis et juratus 
pro vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum Pentecostes proximum 
futurum, et conceditur per Majorem in illo die quod si praedictus 
Johannes inveniatur liber ad festum supradictum, tunc non solvet 
vjs. viijd., sin autem, solvet praedictos vjs. et viij. denarios, et inde 
invenit plegium Nicholaum de Alastre. 

Willelmus de Arnall, quondam serviens Willelmi Hunston, factus 
est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum 
Assumptionis Beatae Mariae, et inde invenit plegium Johannem 
Bothall. 

Robertus Barow, berker, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. 
viijd., et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et inde 
invenit plegium Johannem de Schetffeld. 

Ricardus Goddezon, tailour, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro 
vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et 
inde invenit plegium Johannem Briddessale, 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 285 

CLIII. — Names of Bitrgvsses oirollcd during the Mayoralty of 
foil 1 1 de Pill nipt re. 

1395-6. 

Burgesses made for the Term of the Birthday of the Lord. 

John de Aslaby is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and he 
has day until the feast of the Nativity of die Blessed Mary, and 
hereupon he finds as pledge Thomas Fox, draper, etc. 

John Fish, tailor, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and 
he has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, and 
hereupon he finds as pledge Thomas Fox. 

John Mauger, shoemaker, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6i^. 8d., 
and he has day until the same feast, and hereupon he finds as pledge 
John Tannesley. 

William Allewyne, barker, is made a Burgess and sworn for 
6s. 8d., and he has day until the feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula, 
and hereupon he finds as pledge John Allewyne. 

Randolph Daniel, butcher, is made Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and he has day until the feast of the Nativity of Saint John the 
Baptist, and hereupon he finds as pledge John Loughborough. 

John de Pickering, wright, is made Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and he has day until the feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula, and 
hereupon he finds as pledge John Mauger. 

John de Alastre, ironmonger, is made a Burgess and sworn for 
6s. 8d., and he has day until the feast of Whitsuntide next to come, 
and it is granted by the Mayor on that day that if the aforesaid 
John shall be found free at the feast aforesaid, then he shall not pay 
6s. 8d., but if not, he shall pay the aforesaid 6s. and 8d., and hereupon 
he finds as pledge Nicholas de Alastre. 

William de Arnold, formerly servant of William Huntston, is 
made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and he has day until the 
feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, and hereupon he finds 
as pledge John Bothall. 

Robert Barrow, barker, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and he has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 
and hereupon he finds as pledge John de Sheffield. 

Richard Goddeson, tailor, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and he has day until the feast of the Nativit)- of the Blessed Mary, 
and hereupon he finds as pledge John Breadsall. 



286 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Johannes Bogher, de Gaynesburgth, factus est Burgensis et juratus 
pro vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, 
et inde invenit plegium Henricum de Plumptre. 

Thomas Bulker factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., et 
habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et inde invenit 
plegium Hugonem Lastemaker. 

David Kychyne factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., et 
habet diem usque ad festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae, et inde 
invenit plegium Johannem de Bothall. 

Robertus de Burton, glover, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro 
vjs. viijd., et habet diem usque festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae, 
et sic inde praedictus Robertus juravit super Ewangelium, coram 
Majore et Ballivis in Communi Aula, ut solveret praedictos sex 
solidos et viij. denarios ad supradictum festum, etc. 

BURGENSES FACTI DE TERMING PeNTECGSTES. 

Johannes Knygth factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., 
et inde idem Johannes solvit, coram Majore in eodem die, etc., 
praedictos sex solidos et octo denarios, etc. 

Robertus Baxster factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., 
et inde habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et inde 
invenit plegium Robertus Cutt. 

Thomas Deyne, walker, factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. 
viijd., et inde habet diem usque festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae, 
et inde invenit plegium Willelmus Fox. 

Willelmus Bank, fischer, factus est Burgensis pro vjs. viijd., et 
inde habet diem usque festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae, et inde 
invenit plegium Johannem Chillewell. 

Willelmus Dekone factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., 
et habet diem usque festum Nativitatis Beatae Mariae, et inde invenit 
plegios Ricardum Plattes et Willelmum Stokkes, etc. 

Ricardus de Garton factus est Burgensis et juratus pro vjs. viijd., 
et habet diem usque festum Sancti Mathaei Apostoli, et inde invenit 
plegium Ricardum Plattes, etc. 3942, ro. i. 

CLIX''. — Statutes MenJiant acknoivledged. 
1395-6. 

I. — Memorandum quod xxixo die Septembris, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum Angliae vicesimo, Hugo de 



139^] RECORDS OF THE P.OROUOII OF NOTTIXGIIAM. 287 

John Bower, of Gainsborough, is made a Burgess and sworn for 
6s. 8d., and he has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed 
Mary, and hereupon he finds as pledge Henry de Plumptre. 

Thomas Bulker is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and he 
has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed 'Sla.iy, and 
hereupon he finds as pledge Hugh Lastmaker. 

David Kichin is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and he 
has day until the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, and 
hereupon he finds as pledge John de Bothall. 

Robert de Burton, glover, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and he has day until the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed 
Mary, and so hereupon the aforesaid Robert swore upon the Gospels, 
before the Mayor and Bailiff's in the Common Hall, that he would 
pay the aforesaid six shillings and eightpence at the abovesaid 
feast, etc. 

Burgesses made for the Term of Whitsuntide. 

John Knight is made a Burgess and sworn for 63. 8d., and 
hereupon the said John paid, before the Mayor on the same day, 
etc., the aforesaid six shillings and eightpence, etc. 

Robert Baxter is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and 
hereupon he has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed 
Mary, and hereupon he finds as pledge Robert Cutt. 

Thomas Dean, walker, is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., 
and hereupon he has day until the feast of the Assumption of the 
Blessed Mary, and hereupon he finds as pledge William Fox. 

William Bank, fisher, is made a Burgess for 6s. 8d., and hereupon 
he has day until the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 
and hereupon he finds as pledge John Chilwcll. 

William Deacon is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and 
he has day until the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, and 
hereupon he finds as pledges Richard Platts and William Stocks, etc. 

Richard de Garton is made a Burgess and sworn for 6s. 8d., and 
he has day until the feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle, and here- 
upon he finds as pledge Richard Platts, etc. 394-, I'o. i. 

CLI\\ — Statutes Merchant acknoivledged. 
1395-6. 
I. — Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September, in the 
twentieth year of the reign of King Richard the Second after the 



288 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Lyndeby, de Notyngham, recognovit, coram Johanne de Plumptre, 
tunc Majore Notingham', et Waltero Askby, tunc de recognitionibus 
debitorum Domini Regis clerico, se debere Margaretae Samon, de 
Notyngham, quondam uxori Johannis Samon, de Notyngham, 
senioris, in ducentis libris sterHngorum, sibi solvendis ad festum 
Paschae proximum inde sequens, apud Notyngham. 

{Endorscd^^ Memorandum quod Statutum Margaretae Samon, de 
Notyngham, quondam uxoris Johannis Samon, de Notyngham, 
senioris, certificatum fuit, sccundo die Dcccmbris, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi xxjo, versus Hugonem de Lyndeby, de Notyngham, 
de cc. H., quas praedictus Hugo praedictae Margaretae solvisse debuit 
apud Notyngham ad festum Paschae proximum post xxix. diem 
Septembris, anno praedicti Regis vicesimo, unde coram Johanne de 
Plumptre, tunc Majore villae Notynghamiae, et Waltero Askeby, 
tunc Domini Regis clerico, recognovit per Statutum Mercatorium in 
praedictis cc. li. praefatae Margaretae solvendis. Certificatum fuit 
per Johannem Croweshawe, Majorem villae Notingham', et Walterum 
Askeby, clericum. 

II. — Memorandum quod viij. die Januarii, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi decimo nono, Rogerus Nettilworth recognovit coram 
Johanne de Plumptre, tunc Majore Notingham', et Waltero Askby, 
tunc de recognitionibus debitorum Domini Regis clerico, se debere 
Johanni de Barleburgh in viginti et sex libris et decem solidis 
SterHngorum, sibi solvendis ad festum Paschae proximum inde 
sequens. 

\Endorsed?[ Statutum Johannis de Barleburgh, de Chestrefeld, 
certificatum fuit coram Domino Rege in cancellaria sua, xxijo die 
Septembris, anno regni Regis Ricardi vicesimo, versus Rogerum 
Nettilworth, de Chestrefeld. 3942, /// cedd. 



CLV. — Extracts from the Roll of the Assize of Bread. 

1395-6. 

Assisa Panis capta coram Johanne Plumptre, Majore de Notyng- 
ham, et Johanne de Tannesley et Johanne Byngham, Ballivis ejusdem 
villae, Johanne Samon, seniore, Roberto Jerman et Willelmo Hunston, 
et in praesentia aliorum fidedignorum, die Dominica proxima post 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 289 

Conquest of England, Hugh de Linby, of Nottingham, acknowledged, 
before John de Plumptre, then Mayor of Nottingham, and Walter 
Askby, then the Lord King's clerk of recognizances of debts, that 
he is bound to Margaret Samon, of Nottingham, sometime the wife 
of John Samon, of Nottingham, the elder, in two hundred pounds 
sterling, to be paid to her at the feast of Easter thereupon next 
following, at Nottingham. 

\E]ldorsed^^ Be it remembered that the Statute of Margeret 
Samon, of Nottingham, sometime the wife of John Samon, of Not- 
tingham, the elder, was certified, on the second day of December, 
in the 21st year of the reign of King Richard the Second, against 
Hugh de Linby, of Nottingham, for ^200, which the aforesaid Hugh 
ought to have paid to the aforesaid Margaret at Nottingham at the 
feast of Easter next after the 29th day of September, in the twentieth 
year of the aforesaid King, whereupon he acknowledged, before 
John de Plumptre, then Mayor of the town of Nottingham, and 
Walter Askby, then the Lord King's clerk, by Statute Merchant for 
the aforesaid iJ^200 to be paid to the aforesaid Margaret. It was 
certified by John Crowshaw, Mayor of the town of Nottingham, and 
Walter Askby, clerk. 

H. — Be it remembered that on the 8th day of January, in the 
nineteenth year of the reign of King Richard the Second, Roger 
Nettleworth acknowledged before John de Plumptre, then Mayor of 
Nottingham, and Walter Askby, then the Lord King's clerk of 
recognizances of debts, that he was bound to John de Barlborough 
in twenty-six pounds and ten shillings sterling, to be paid to him at 
the feast of Easter thereupon next following. 

{Endorsed?^ The Statute of John de Barlborough, of Chesterfield, 
was certified before the Lord King in his chancery, on the 22nd day 
of September, in the twentieth year of the reign of King Richard, 
against Roger Nettleworth, of Chesterfield. 3942, in cedd. 

CLV. — Extracts from the Roll of the Assize of Bread. 

1395-6. 

The Assize of Bread taken before John Plumptre, Mayor of 

Nottingham, and John de Tanneslcy and John Bingham, Bailiffs 

of the same town, John Samon, senior, Robert German and William 

Hunston, and in the presence of other trustworthy men, on Sunday 

T 



290 RECORDS OF THE r.OROUr.H OF NOTTIXflHAM. [1396 

festum Sancti Dionisii Martiris, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi 
post Conquestum Angliae decimo nono,i per sacramentum Johannis 
de Lonaby, Willelmi Farrewell, Johannis Balle, et Thomae de 
Holonde, juratorum, qui dicunt quod melius frumentum venditum 
fuit in foro die Sabbati ultima praeterita pro xjd., et medium fru- 
mentum pro xd., et deterius frumentum pro ixd. Ideo dictum est 
pistoribus quod furnent post Assisam de iijs. vjd. — Defectus nullus 
invenitur. 

Assisa Panis capta coram Majore et Ballivis, et in praesentia 
aliorum fidedignorum, die Dominica proxima ante festum Sancti 
Thomae Apostoli anno supradicto,^ per sacramentum Johannis 
Jolivet, Willelmi Tumour, Roberti Ostiler, et Johannis de Nuthaille, 
juratorum, qui dicunt quod melius frumentum venditum fuit in foro 
die Sabbati ultima praeterita pro xd., et medium frumentum pro ixd., 
et deterius frumentum pro viijd. Ideo dictum est pistoribus quod 
furnent post Assi[s]am de iijs. Et inde in ista Assisa Johannes 
Bond, baxster, inventus est defectivus de pondere suo in pane albo 
de quadrante per pondus xd., et ultra. Ideo hie adjudicatur esse in 
misericordia: qui venit hie et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et ponit se 
pro misericordia vjd. 

A.ssisa Panis capta coram Majore et Ballivis, et in praesentia 
aliorum fidedignorum, die Dominica proxima post festum Sancti 
Botulphi anno supradicto,^ per sacramentum, [etc.] Et inde in ista 
Assisa Willelmus Brekpot, baxster, inventus est deffectivus de pondere 
suo in pane unius tortae albae de quadrante per pondus vs. et iiijd. 
Ideo hie adjudicatur esse in misericordia: qui venit hie, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et ponit se pro misericordia. — Condonatur per 
Majorem quia pauper, etc. 

Assisa Panis capta coram Majore et Ballivis, et in praesentia 
aliorum fidedignorum, die Dominica proxima post festum Sancti 
Jacobi Apostoli anno supradicto,'^ per sacramentum, [etc.] Et inde 
in ista Assisa Hugo Baxster inventus est deffectivus de pondere suo 
unius panis albi de quadrante per pondus iijs. iiijd. Ideo hie ad- 
judicatur esse in misericordia: qui venit hie, et ponit se in gratia 
Majoris, et solvit pro misericordia iijs. iiijd. 3942, ro. 5. 

Assisa Panis capta coram Majore et Ballivis, et in praesentia 
aliorum fidedignorum, die Lunae proxima ante festum Decollationis 

' Sunday, October 10, 1395. 3 Sunday, June 18, 1396, 

' Sunday, December 19, 1395. '' Sunday, July 30, 1396. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 291 

next after the feast of Saint Denis the Martyr, in the nineteenth 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest of 
England,! by the oath of John de Lonaby, WiUiam Farwcll, John Ball, 
and Thomas de Holland, who, being sworn, say that the best corn 
was sold in the market on Saturday last past for i id., and the middle 
quality corn for lod., and the poorer quality of corn for gd. There- 
fore the bakers are told to bake according to the Assize of 3s. 6d. — 
No default is found. 

The Assize of Bread taken before the ]\Ia}'or and Bailffs, and in 
the presence of other trustworthy men, on Sunday next before the 
feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle in the year abovesaid,^ by the oath 
of John Jolivet, William Turner, Robert Ostiler, and John de Nuttal, 
who, being sworn, say that the best corn was sold in the market on 
Saturday last past for lod., and the middle quality of corn for gd., 
and the poorer quality of corn for 8d. Therefore the bakers are told 
to bake according to the Assize of 3s. And hereupon in this Assize 
John Bond, baxster, is found wanting in his weight in white bread 
of a farthing by the pound of lod., and over. Therefore he is here 
adjudged to be in ' misericordia:' he comes here and places himself 
upon the favour of the Mayor, and pa}'s for 'misericordia' 6d. 

The Assize of Bread taken before the Mayor and Bailiffs, and in 
presence of other trustwortln- men, on Sunday next after the feast 
of Saint Botulph in the year abovesaid,^ by the oath, [etc.] And 
hereupon in this Assize William Brekpot, baxster, is found wanting 
in his weight in a loaf of white tourt bread of a farthing by the 
weight of 5s. 4d. Therefore he is here adjudged to be in ' miseri- 
cordia:' he comes here, and places himself upon the favour of the 
Mayor, and places himself in ' misericordia.' — He is forgiven by the 
Mayor because he is poor, etc. 

The Assize of Bread taken before the Ma}-or and Bailiffs, and in 
the presence of other trustworthy men, on Sunday next after the 
feast of Saint James the Apostle in the year abovesaid,"^ by the oath, 
[etc.] And hereupon in this Assize Hugh Baxster is found wanting 
in his weight of a white loaf of a farthing by the weight of 3s. 4d. 
Therefore he is here adjudged to be in 'misericordia:' he comes 
here, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 
3s. 4d. for 'misericordia.' 3942, ro. 5. 

The Assize of Bread taken before the Mayor and Bailiffs, and in 
the presence of other trustworthy men, on Monday next before the 



292 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Sancti Johannis Baptistae anno supradicto,i per sacramentum, [eU.] 
Et inde in ista Assisa Johannes Wery, baxster, inventus est deffec- 
tivus de pondere suo in pane wastelli de quadrante per pondus 
viijs. viijd. Ideo hie adjudicatur esse in misericordia; qui venit, et 
ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit pro misericordia vjd.^ 

3942, ro. 5d. 



CLVI. — Extracts from the Presentments of Affrays during the 
Mayoralty of fohn de Plumptre. 

1395-6. 

Praesentationes omnium affraiarum, coram Johanne de Plumptre, 
TUNC Majore villae Notynghamiae, anno regni Regis Ricardi 
Secundi post Conquestum Angliae decimo nono. 

Robertus de Sutton et Johannes Daniell, Decenarii de Fleschewer- 
gate, praesentant unam affraiam factam cum sanguine per Henricum 
Hikkelyng versus Johannem Pulter, filium Annae uxoris Henrici 
praedicti, eo quod praedictus Henricus tractavit cultellum suum et 
percussit praedictum Johannem cum praedicto cultello in capite, unde 
sanguis exivit inter eos, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde 
attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Henricus venit, et ponit se in 
gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Walterus Fletcher, Decenarius de Mothalgate, praesentat unam 
affraiam factam cum sanguine super praedictum Stephanum Wade 
versus Agnetem Yriche, eo quod praedictus Stephanus verberavit et 
sanguinem tractavit cum pugillis suis de praedicta Agnete, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Ste- 
phanus venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Johannes Lorimer et Johannes Wyrhall, Decenarii de Bridilsmyth- 
gate, praesentant unam affraiam factam cum sanguine super Adam 
Couper versus Ricardum Hykot, sporiour, quia praedictus Adam 
percussit cum dolabro suo praedictum Ricardum in latere suo, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Adam venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Johannes Lorimer et Johannes Wyrhall, Decenarii de Bridilsmyth- 
gate, praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super Thomam 

' Monday, August 28, 1396. These extracts comprise all the defaults 

^ There are fifty-one entries of Assizes. enrolled, 



1396] RFXORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 293 

feast of the Decollation of Saint John the Baptist in the year afore- 
said,^ by the oath, [efc] And hereupon in this Assize John Wery, 
baxster, is found wanting in his weight of a loaf of wastel bread of 
a farthing by the weight of 8s. 8d. Therefore he is here adjudged 
to be in ' misericordia:' he comes, and places himself upon the 
favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. for ' misericordia.'^ 3942, ro. 5d. 



CLVI. — Extracts from the Present^nents of Affrays during the 
Mayoralty of fohn de Plitmptre. 

1395-6. 

Presentments of .\ll affrays, before John de Plumptre, then Mayor 
of the town of nottingham, in the nineteenth year of the 
REIGN OF King Richard the Second after the Conquest of 
England. 

Robert de Sutton and John Daniel, Decennaries of Fleschewer- 
gate, present an affray made with blood by Henry Hickling upon 
John Pulter, the son of Anna the wife of the aforesaid Henry, because 
the aforesaid Henry drew his knife and struck the aforesaid John 
upon the head with the aforesaid knife, whence blood issued between 
them, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Henry comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of Mothalgate, presents an affray 
made with blood against the aforesaid Stephen Wade upon Agnes 
Irish, because the aforesaid Stephen beat her and drew blood from 
the aforesaid Agnes with his fists, against the peace of our Lord the 
King, wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Stephen 
comes, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

John Lorimer and John Wyrhall, Decennaries of Bridilsmythgate, 
present an affray made with blood against Adam Cooper upon 
Richard Hykot, spurrier, because the aforesaid Adam struck the 
aforesaid Richard on his side with his axe, against the peace of our 
Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon 
the said Adam comes, and places himself upon the favour of the 
Mayor, and pays I2d. 

John Lorimer and John Wyrhall, Decennaries of Bridilsmythgate, 
present an affray made without blood against Thomas Fox, draper. 



294 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Fox, drapour, quia praedictus Thomas primo tractavit dolabrum 
suum evaginatum, et postea recessit in domum suam propriam^ et 
cepit unum baculum in manu sua erga Johanncm Hodynges, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Thomas venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Johannes de Mar et Johannes Koo, Decenarii de Franchegate, 
praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super Agnetem, 
servam Willelmi de Torlarton, pro eo quod praedicta Agnes venit 
in domum Roberti Brinkkelowe contra voluntatem suam, et ibi fere 
suffocaverat uxorem praedicti Roberti, contra pacem Domini Regis, 
etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et inde eadem^ Agnes venit, et ponit 
se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Willelmus Gy et Johannes Dauntre, Decenarii dc Alto Pavimento, 
praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super Robertum Couper, 
pro eo quod praedictus Robertus percutiebat Philippum Tailour cum 
uno baculo in capite de quo sanguis effluebat, contra pacem Domini 
Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Robertus venit 
coram Majore, et ponit se in gratia, et solvit vjd. 

Johannes de Mampton et Gilbertus Walker, Decenarii de Hunde- 
gate, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Henricum de 
Plumptre, pro eo quod praedictus Henricus levavit et verberavit 
Johannam Potter cum uno baculo, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 
unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Henricus venit, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Thomas Arnall et Robertus de Casterffeld, Decenarii de Chappel- 
barre, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Willelmum 
Wrigth, de Alfferton, pro eo quod praedictus Willelmus tractavit 
cultellum suum versus Willelmum, servum Willelmi de Sallowe, 
et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. 
Et inde idem Willelmus venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et 
solvit vjd. 

Johannes de Mampton et Gylbertum Walker, Decenarii de Hunde- 
gate, praesentant quod Beatrix Matther est communis objurgatrix in 
vico de Hundegate ubi moratur, contra vicinos suos, et contra pacem 
Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et inde eadem Beatrix 
venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

' suam propriain,'] 'suum proprium,' - eadem,'] 'idem,' MS. This error is 

MS. This mistake is tacitly corrected also corrected when it occurs elsewhere in 

where it occurs in the following extracts. these extracts. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 295 

because the aforesaid Thomas first drew his unsheathed axe, and 
afterwards went into his own house and took a ckib in his hand 
against John Hodings, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas 
comes, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and 
pays 1 2d. 

John de Mar and John Koo, Decennaries of Franchegate, present 
an affray made without blood against Agnes, servant of William de 
Torlaton, because the aforesaid Agnes came into the house of Robert 
Brinklow against his will, and there nearly strangled the wife of the 
aforesaid Robert, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Agnes comes, 
and places herself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

William Gye and John Dauntre, Decennaries of the High Pave- 
ment, present an affray (made) with blood against Robert Cooper, 
because the aforesaid Robert struck Philip Taylor on the head with 
a club whence blood flowed forth, against the peace of our Lord the 
King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said 
Robert comes before the Mayor, and places himself upon his favour, 
and pays 6d. 

John de Mampton and Gilbert Walker, Decennaries of Hunde- 
gate, present an affray without blood against Henry de Plumptre, 
because the aforesaid Henry raised and beat Joan Potter with a 
club, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Henry comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Thomas Arnold and Robert de Chesterfield, Decennaries of 
Chappelbarre, present an affray without blood against William 
Wright, of Alfreton, because the aforesaid William drew his knife 
against William, the servant of William de Sallow, and against the 
peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And 
hereupon the said William comes, and places himself upon the favour 
of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

John de Mampton and Gilbert Walker, Decennaries of Hunde- 
gate, present that Beatrice Matther is a common scold in the street of 
Hundegate where she dwells, against her neighbours, and against the 
peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. 
And hereupon the said Beatrice comes, and places herself upon the 
favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 



296 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Johannes de Baroby et Ricardus Roper, Decenarii ad finem 
Pontis, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Robertum 
Fischer, de Castell, pro eo quod praedictus Robertus levavit unum 
baculum versus Rachinald^ Werkeman, contra pacem Domini Regis, 
etc., unde attachiatus est. Et inde idem Robertus venit, et ponit 
se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Robertus de Castriffeld et Thomas de Arnall, Decenarii de Weste- 
barre, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Johannem 
Colyngham, fratrem Roberti de Colyngham Fratris CarmeHtae de 
Notingham, pro eo quod praedictus Johannes tractavit cultellum 
suum versus Bertraum^ Yriche, et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 
unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Johannes venit, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Item, praedicti Decenarii praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine 
super Thomam Fox, masson, pro eo quod praedictus Thomas per- 
turbatus fuit et tractavit dolabrum suum contra unum extraneum 
patriae cujus nomcn ignoratur, et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 
unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Thomas venit, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. : plegius — Thomas Arnall. 

Walterus Fletcher, Decenarius de Motehallgate, praesentat unam 
affraiam cum sanguine super Johannam de Bautre de Motehallegate 
versus Maud^ Donne, pro eo quod praedicta Johanna perturbata fuit 
et prostravit cam super pavimentum, unde sanguis de brachio suo 
exivit, et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. 
Et inde eadem Johanna inprisonata fuit. — vjd. 

Johannes Wyrhall et Johannes Lorimer, Decenarii de Bridil- 
smythgate, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Thomam 
Briddam, tynkker, pro eo quod praedictus Thomas alipizavit unam 
ancillam Johannae de Crophill, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 
unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Thomas venit, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Ricardus de Lyndeby, Decenarius de Bergergate, praesentat unam 
affraiam super Randulphum Tailour, sine sanguine, pro eo quod 
praedictus Randulphus levavit unum sikkeffovth versus Johannem He, 
sutorem, et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, 
etc. Et inde idem Walterus venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et 
solvit vjd. 

Item, praedictus Ricardus, Decenarius de eodem vico, praesentat 
' These names appear in this form in the Roll. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 297 

John de Barrowby and Richard Roper, Decennaries at the end of 
the Bridge, present an affray without blood against Robert Fisher, 
of the Castle, because the aforesaid Robert raised a club against 
Reginald Workman, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Robert comes, 
and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Robert de Chesterfield and Thomas de Arnold, Decennaries of 
Westebarre, present an affray without blood against John Colling- 
ham, brother of Robert Collingham a Carmelite Friar of Nottingham, 
because the aforesaid John drew his knife against Bertram Irish, 
and against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said John comes, and places himself 
upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Also, the aforesaid Decennaries present an affray without blood 
against Thomas Fox, mason, because the aforesaid Thomas was 
troubled and drew his axe against a stranger of the country whose 
name is not known, and against the peace of our Lord the King, 
etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas 
comes, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 
6d. : pledge — Thomas Arnold. 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of Motehallgate, presents an affray 
with blood against Joan de Bawtry of IMotehallegate upon Maud 
Donne, because the aforesaid Joan was troubled and threw her down 
upon the pavement, whereby blood issued from her arm, and against 
the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. 
And hereupon the said Joan was imprisoned. — 6d. 

John Wyrhall and John Lorimer, Decennaries of Bridilsmythgate, 
present an affray without blood against Thomas Briddam, tinker, 
because the aforesaid Thomas slapped the face of a maid-servant of 
Joan de Crophill, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., where- 
fore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas comes, 
and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Richard de Linby, Decennary of Bergergate, presents an affray 
against Randolph Taylor, without blood, because the aforesaid 
Randolph raised a sikkeforth against John He, shoemaker, and 
against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, 
etc. And hereupon the said Walter comes, and places himself upon 
the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Also, the aforesaid Richard, Decennary of the same street, presents 



298 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

unam affraiam super Johanncm He, sutorem, cum sanguine, pro eo 
quod praedictus Johannes levavit unum baculum, ac etiam jactavit 
baslardum suum cum manibus suis versus Randulphum Tailour, 
et contra paccm Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et 
inde idem Johannes venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit 
xijd. 

W'illehnus de Kynston, tailour, et Ricardus Joie, Decenarii de 
Wommenmerkcyth', praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super 
Thomam Fox, drapour, pro eo quod praedictus Thomas insidiavit,^ 
verberavit, et vulneravit, cum vi et armis, Willelmum Bunche, nuntium 
Vicecomitis Notingham', contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde 
attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Thomas venit, et ponit se in 
gratia Majoris, et solvit vjs. viijd. 

Willelmus de Kynston et Ricardus Joie, Decenarii de Women- 
merkeyth', praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Robertum 
Goygth, wallescheman, pro co quod praedictus Robertus venit, cum 
vi et armis, versus Willelmum Bunche in adjuvatione Thomae Fox, 
drapour, ct contra paccm Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, 
etc. Et inde idem Robertus venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et 
solvit vjd. Plegius — Thomas Fox, drapour, etc. 

Johannes Schaldhott et Johannes de Melton, Decenarii de 
Longrawe, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Thomam 
Beddefford, pro eo quod praedictus Thomas insidiavit^ noctanter 
interficere Adam de Newton et servos Willelmi Prenties, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Thomas venit, et ponit sc in gratia Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Walterus Fletcher, [Decenarius] de Mothallegate, praesentat 
unum houtesium levatum noctanter super Aliciam de Swettenam 
versus Henricum Panier et Johannem Hercill, tailour, contra pacem 
Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et inde eadem Alicia 
venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Johannes Schaldhott et Johannes de Melton, lister, Decenarii de 
Longerawe, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Thomam 
de Beddefford noctanter factam versus Johannem Utterby, servum 
Willelmi Prentice, pro eo quod praedictus Thomas insidiavit^ eum 
interficere cum uno baculo, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde 
attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Thomas venit, et ponit se in 
gratia Majoris, et solvit xijd. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 299 

an affray against John lie, shoemaker, with blood, because the aforesaid 
John raised a club, and also threw his baselard with his hands against 
Randolph Taylor, and against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the same John comes, 
and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays I2d. 

William de Kingston, tailor, and Richard Joy, Decennaries of 
Wommenmerkeyth', present an affray with blood against Thomas 
Fox, draper, because the aforesaid Thomas lay in wait for, beat, 
and wounded, with force and arms, William Bunche, messenger of the 
Sheriff of Nottingham, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas comes, 
and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6s. 8d. 

William de Kingston and Richard Joy, Decennaries of Women- 
merkeyth', present an affray without blood against Robert Goygth, 
Welshman, because the aforesaid Robert came, with force and arms, 
against William Bunche to the assistance of Thomas Fox, draper, 
and against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Robert comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. Pledge — Thomas 
Fox, draper, etc. 

John Schaldhott and John de Melton, Decennaries of Longrawe, 
present an affray without blood against Thomas Bedford, because the 
aforesaid Thomas lay in wait by night to kill Adam de Newton and 
the servants of William Prentice, against the peace of our Lord the 
King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the said 
Thomas comes, and places himself upon the favour of the ]\Iayor, 
and pays I2d. 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of IMothallegate, presents a hue and 
cry raised in the night against Alice de Swettenam upon Henry Panier 
and John Hercill, tailor, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the same Alice comes, 
and places herself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

John Schaldhott and John de Melton, lister. Decennaries of 
Longerawe, present an affray without blood against Thomas de 
Bedford made by night upon John Utterby, servant of William 
Prentice, because the aforesaid Thomas lay in wait to kill him with 
a club, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 1 2d. 



300 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Johannes de Melton et Johannes Schaldhott, Decenarii de Longe- 
rawe, praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super Johannem 
Tannesley, BalHvum Hbertatis villae praedictae, pro eo quod prae- 
dictus Johannes percutiebat Robertum Castereffeld cum baculo sue 
super brachium praedicti Roberti, unde sanguis exivit, contra pacem 
Domini Regis, et unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Johannes 
venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris. 

Thomas Audeley et Robertus de Stappulton, Decenarii de Seynt- 
maregate et Walsete, praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super 
Johannem Westthorp, wrigth, pro eo quod praedictus Johannes jecit^ 
unam petram ad Henricum Piper in alta via, et tetigit praedictum 
Henricum cum praedicta petra super manum, unde sanguis exivit, 
et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. 
Et inde idem Johannes venit, et ponit sc in gratia Majoris, et solvit 
vjd. 

Johannes de Melton et Johannes Schaldhotte, Decenarii de Long- 
rawe, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Margaretam 
uxorem Hugonis Spicer, pro eo quod praedicta Margareta jecisset^ 
saxa^ versus uxorem Willelmi Spicer, filium praedicti Hugonis, et 
etiam praedicta Margareta tractavit cultellum suum versus prae- 
dictam uxorem, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata 
est, etc. Et inde idem Margareta venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, 
et solvit vjd. 

Johannes Ossemond et Robertus Knot, Decenarii de Litilmerche, 
praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super Margaretam Gay, 
pro eo quod praedicta Margareta manucepit Willelmum Leddenam 
violenter cum clminde suo, et jecit"^ praedictum Willelmum in domo 
sua propria contra unum postem, unde a capite praedicti Willelmi 
sanguis exivit, et contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata 
est, etc. ; et postea praedicta Margareta exivit in viam regiam et fecit 
unum houtesium super praedictum Willelmum, contra pacem Domini 
Regis, etc. Et inde eadem Margareta venit, et ponit se in gratia 
Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Willelmus de Kynston et Ricardus Joi, Decenarii de Women- 
merkeyth, praesentant unam affraiam super Robertum Wyssingden, 
sine sanguine, pro eo quod praedictus Robertus cum verbis malitiosis 



' jecit,'] 'jaceret,' MS. ^ saxa,'] *saxos,' MS. 

' jecisset,'] 'jacuisset,' MS. * jecit,] 'jacuit,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 301 

John de Melton and John Schaldhott, Decennaries of Longe- 
rawe, present an affray with blood against John Tannesley, Bailiff 
of the liberty of the town aforesaid, because the aforesaid John 
struck Robert Chesterfield with his club upon the arm of the 
aforesaid Robert, whence blood issued, against the peace of our 
Lord the King, and wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon 
the same John comes, and places himself upon the favour of the 
Mayor. 

Thomas Audley and Robert de Stapleton, Decennaries of Seynt- 
maregate and Walsete, present an affray with blood against John 
Westhorp, wright, because the aforesaid John threw a stone at Henry 
Piper in the highway, and hit the aforesaid Henry with the aforesaid 
stone upon his hand, whence blood issued, and against the peace 
of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And here- 
upon the said John comes, and places himself upon the favour of 
the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

John de ^Nlelton and John Schaldhott, Decennaries of Longrawe, 
present an affray without blood against Margaret wife of Hugh 
Spicer, because the aforesaid Margaret threw stones at the wife of 
William Spicer, the son of the aforesaid Hugh, and also the aforesaid 
Margaret drew her knife against the aforesaid wife, against the peace 
of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. And 
hereupon the said Margaret comes, and places herself upon the 
favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

John Osmond and Robert Knott, Decennaries of Litilmerche, 
present an affray with blood against Margaret Gay, because the afore- 
said Margaret took hold of William Leadenham violently with her 
claunde, and threw the aforesaid William in her own house against 
a post, whence blood issued from the head of the aforesaid William, 
and against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is 
attached, etc.; and afterwards the aforesaid ^largaret went out into 
the King's highway and made a hue and cry against the aforesaid 
William, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc. And hereupon 
the same Margaret comes, and places herself upon the favour of the 
Mayor, and pays I2d. 

William de Kingston and Richard Joy, Decennaries of Women- 
merkeyth, present an affray against Robert Whissendine, without 
blood, because the aforesaid Robert with malicious words drew his 
axe almost out of its sheath against William Thorpe, against the 



302 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

tractavit dalabrum suum fere a vagina versus Willelmum Thorp, 
contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et 
inde idem Robertas venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit 
xijd. 

Johannes Schaldhott et Johannes de Melton, Decenarii de Long- 
rawe, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Hugonem 
Smyth, pro eo quod Hugo^ praedictus cepit et sursum levavit 
unum ploigtJi scJiare ad percutiendum Nicholaum Allastre, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Hugo venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. Plegius — 
Johannes de Willeford. 

Johannes Dauntre et Willelmus Gye, Decenarii de Alto Pavi- 
mento, praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super 
Rogerum Dokct, pro eo quod praedictus Rogerus levavit unam se- 
curim ad arma versus Rogerum de Sneynton, contra pacem Domini 
Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Rogerus venit, 
et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit .... 

Walterus Fletcher, Decenarius de Mothalgate, praesentat unam 
affraiam factam sine sanguine super Maud' uxorem Johannis Boyn, 
pro eo quod praedictus Maud, uxor Johannis praedicti, ex propria 
voluntate et injuria sua prostravit et verberavit Agnetem de Lenton 
cum pugillis suis, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata 
est, etc. Et inde eadem Maud' ducta fuit ad Communem Aulam per 
Ballivum Majoris, et fregit clavem Communis Aulae, et abinde 
alienavit sine licentia Majoris et Ballivorum villae praedictae, etc. — 
Condonatur quia pauper. 

Walterus Fletcher, Decenarius de Mothalgate, praesentat unam 
affraiam sine sanguine super Henricum Panier, pro eo quod prae- 
dictus Henricus venit in ortum Thomae de Mappurley in Notingham 
inter Mothalgate et Hundegate, et ibi minavit et verberavit cum uno 
rak Maud Couke cum uno occulo, et fregit brachium suum, contra 
pacem, etc., et postea fugit. Et postea venit, et ponit se in gratia 
Majoris, et solvit vjd. 3942, ro. 2. 

Johannes Jolivet et Johannes Smyth, Decenarii de Netherpament, 
praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super Robertum 
filium Michaelis Brabayne versus Thomam Brasse, pro eo quod prae- 
dictus Robertus cepit arcum suum et in eo ponit unam sagittam ad 
saggitandum praedictum Thomam, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 

' Hugo,'\ ' Henricus,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 303 

peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And 
hereupon the said Robert comes, and places himself upon the favour 
of the ]\Iayor, and pays I2d. 

John Schaldhott and John de Melton, Decennaries of Longrawe, 
present an affra}- without blood against Hugh Smith, because the 
aforesaid Hugh seized and raised up a plough-share to strike 
Nicholas Alastre, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., 
wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon the same Hugh comes, 
and places himself upon the favour of the ]\Ia}'or, and pays 6d. 
Pledge — John de W'ilford. 

John Dauntre and William Gye, Decennaries of the High Pave- 
ment, present an affray made without blood against Roger Doket, 
because the aforesaid Roger raised an axe at arms against Roger de 
Sneinton, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he 
is attached, etc. And hereupon the same Roger comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays .... 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of ^Mothalgate, presents an affray 
made without blood against Maud wife of John Boyn, because the 
aforesaid iNIaud, wife of the aforesaid John, from her own will and 
motive threw down and beat Agnes de Lenton with her fists, against 
the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. 
And hereupon the same Maud vvas led to the Common Hall by the 
Mayor's Bailiff, and she broke the key of the Common Hall, and took 
herself away from thence without the licence of the ]\Iayor and Bailiffs 
of the town aforesaid, etc. — She is forgiven because she is poor. 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of Mothalgate, presents an affray 
without blood against Henry Panier, because the aforesaid Henry 
came into the garden of Thomas de Mapperley in Nottingham 
between Mothalgate and Hundegate, and there threatened and beat 
with a rake Maud Cook with one eye, and broke her arm, against 
the peace, etc., and afterwards fled. And he afterwards comes, and 
places himself upon the favour of the Maj'or, and pays 6d. 

3942, ro. 2. 

John Jolivet and John Smith, Decennaries, of Netherpament, 
present an affray made without blood against Robert son of Michael 
Brabayne upon Thomas Brasse, because the aforesaid Robert took 
his bow and placed an arrow in it to shoot the aforesaid Thomas, 
against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, 
etc. And hereupon the said Robert comes, and places himself upon 



304 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

unde attachiatus est, etc. Et indc idem Robertus venit, et ponit se 
in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd., ct inde invenit plegios Hugonem 
Wymundeslowe et Thomam de Bedfford, sub poena vjs. viijd. 

Robertus Ostiler et Willelmus Boteler, bocher, Decenarii de 
Midilpament, praesentant unam affraiam factam cum sanguine super 
Willelmum de Xormanton versus Randulphum Pollard, pro eo quod 
praedictus Willelmus tractavit baslardum suum non primo evaginatum, 
set postea praedictum Randulphum praedictus Willelmus fugavit cum 
baslardo suo evaginato in domum suam propriam, et sic praedictus 
Willelmus percutiebat praedictum Randulphum cum baslardo suo 
tractato, postea ostium praedicti Randulphi, contra pacem Domini 
Regis, etc., et inde attachiatus est, etc. Et idem Willelmus venit, et 
ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit ixd. 

Thomas Audeley et Robertus de Stappulton, Decenarii de Seynt- 
maregate et de Wallessete, praesentant unam affraiam factam sine 
sanguine super Rogerum Doket versus Emmotam Bischop, de 
Sneynton, pro eo quod praedictus Rogcrus alapizavit praedictam 
Emotam in constabularitate de Seyntmarigate de Notingham, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Rogerus venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Ricardus Walleswode et Johannes Glover, Decenarii de Brodde- 
merche, praesentant quod Margareta ^ole est inventa^ objurgatrix 
in illo vico versus vicinos suos, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., 
unde attachiata est, etc. Et inde eadem Margareta venit, et ponit 
se pro primo delicto in gratia Majoris, et solvit pro misericordia vjd. 

Thomas Audeley et Robertus de Stappulton, butcher, Decenarii 
de Seyntmaregate et de Wallesete, praesentant unam affraiam cum 
sanguine super Rogerum Doket versus Randulphum Redesmyth, 
de Estewait, factam hie apud Notingham ad hostium Hugonis de 
Lyndeby, die Sabbati proximo ante festum Sancti Marci Ewangel- 
istae anno supradicto,^ pro eo quod praedictus Rogerus obviavit ibi 
praedicto Randulpho et abstraxit eum ab equo suo quo tunc temporis 
sedebat, et ibi eum attachiavit, verberavit, vulneravit, et maletractavit, 
contra pacem Domini Regis et libertatem villae praedictae, unde 
attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Rogerus venit, et ponit se in 
gratia Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Johannes de Mampton et Gilbertus Walker, Decenarii de Hunde- 

' inve}ita,\ •inventus,' MS. ^ Saturday, April 22, 1396. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 305 

the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d., and hereupon he finds for 
pledges Hugh Wymondslow and Thomas de Bedford, under a 
penalty of 6s. 8d. 

Robert Ostiler and William Botcler, butcher, Decennaries of 
Midilpament, present an affray made with blood against William de 
Normanton upon Randolph Pollard, because the aforesaid William 
drew his baselard not previously unsheathed, but afterwards the 
aforesaid William with his baselard unsheathed chased the aforesaid 
Randolph into his own house, and so the aforesaid William struck 
the aforesaid Ralph with his drawn baselard, (and) afterwards the 
door of the aforesaid Randolph, against the peace of our Lord the 
King, etc., and hereupon he is attached, etc. And the said William 
comes, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays gd. 

Thomas Audley and Robert de Stapleton, Decennaries of Seynt- 
maregate and of Wallessete, present an affray without blood against 
Roger Doket upon Emmota Bishop, of Sneinton, because the afore- 
said Roger slapped the face of the aforesaid Emmota in the con- 
stabulary of Seyntmarigate of Nottingham, against the peace of our 
Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And hereupon 
the same Roger comes, and places himself upon the favour of the 
Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Richard Walleswode and John Glover, Decennaries of Brodde- 
merche, present that Margaret Yole is found to be a scold in that 
street against her neighbours, against the peace of our Lord the 
King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the same 
Margaret comes, and places herself for her first offence upon the 
favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. for ' misericordia.' 

Thomas Audley and Robert de Stapleton, butcher. Decennaries 
of Seyntmaregate and of Wallesete, present an affray with blood 
against Roger Doket upon Randolph Redsmith, of Eastwood, made 
at Nottingham at Hugh de Linby's door, on Saturday next before 
the feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist in the year abovesaid,^ 
because the aforesaid Roger there met the aforesaid Randolph and 
pulled him off his horse upon which he was then sitting, and there 
seized him, beat, wounded, and maltreated him, against the peace 
of our Lord the King and the liberty of the town aforesaid, wherefore 
he is attached, etc. And hereupon the same Roger comes, and 
places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays i2d. 

John dc Mampton and Gilbert Walker, Decennaries of Hunde- 
U 



306 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

gate, praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super Matildam 
Laythum, servam Johannae Potter, versus quandam servientem 
Nicholai Lammeley, pro eo quod pracdicta Matilda ex propria injuria 
sua verberavit et maletractavit praedictam servientem cum uno fire- 
brojid, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et 
inde eadem Matilda venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit 
vjd. 

Johannes de Mer et Johannes Koo, Deccnarii de Franchegate, 
praesentant unam affraiam cum sanguine super Randulphum Daniell 
factam versus Gilbertum Berbour, pro eo quod praedictus Randulphus 
sagittavit cum una sagitta praedictum Gilbertum in femore, unde 
sanguis exivit, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus 
est, etc. Et inde idem Randulphus venit, et ponit se in gratia 
Majoris, et solvit xijd. 

Robertus Ostiler et Willelmus Boteler, butcher, Decenarii de 
Midilpament, praesentant unam affraiam sine sanguine super Thomam 
Benton, berbour, versus Hugonem Wymondeslawe, pro eo quod 
praedictus Thomas in Communi Aula cepit praedictum Hugonem 
cum pectore suo cum una manu et in alia manu cepit cultellum 
suum proprium tractatum, et dicebat ei verba malitiosa, contra pacem 
Domini Regis, unde praedictus Hugo fuerat indesperatus vitae suae, 
unde praedictus Thomas attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem Thomas 
venit, et ponit se in gratia IMajoris, et solvit xijd. 

Robertus Ostiler et Willelmus Boteler, butcher, Decenarii de Midil- 
pament, praesentant unam affraiam factam sine sanguine super Jo- 
hannam, uxorem Hugonis Wymondeslawe, versus Thomam Benton, 
berbour, pro eo quod praedicta Johanna venit in Communem Aulam, 
et ibi locuta fuit^ verba malitiosa praedicto Thomae, et ibi eum 
alapizavit, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, 
etc. Et inde eadem Johanna venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et 
solvit xijd. 

Johannes de Wyrhall et Johannes Lorimer, Decenarii de Bridil- 
smythgate, praesentant unam affraiam factam cum sanguine super 
Johannem Dycun versus Radulphum, servum Johannis Jorce, pro 
eo quod praedictus Johannes percutiebat cum pugillo suo praedictum 
Radulphum super os et nasum suum, unde sanguis exivit, contra 
pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatus est, etc. Et inde idem 
Johannes venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

' fuit,'\ 'fuerunt,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 307 

gate, present an affray made without blood against Matilda Latham, 
the servant of Joan Potter, upon a servant of Nicholas Lambley, 
because the aforesaid Matilda of her own motive beat and maltreated 
the aforesaid ser\-ant with a firebrand, against the peace of our Lord 
the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the 
said Matilda comes, and places herself upon the favour of the ■Mayor, 
and pays 6d. 

John de Mer and John Koo, Decennaries of Franchegate, present 
an affray with blood against Randolph Danicll made upon Gilbert 
Barber, because the aforesaid Randolph shot the aforesaid Gilbert 
in the thigh with an arrow, whence blood issued, against the peace 
of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he is attached, etc. And 
hereupon the same Randolph comes, and places himself upon the 
favour of the Mayor, and pays I2d. 

Robert Ostiler and William Boteler, butcher. Decennaries of Midil- 
pament, present an affray without blood against Thomas Benton, 
barber, upon Hugh Wymondslow, because the aforesaid Thomas in 
the Common Hall seized the aforesaid Hugh by his breast with 
one hand and took his own drawn knife in his other hand, and said 
malicious words to him, against the peace of our Lord the King, 
whereby the aforesaid Hugh despaired of his life, wherefore the 
aforesaid Thomas is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Thomas 
comes, and places himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 
1 2d. 

Robert Ostiler and William Boteler, butcher, Decennaries of 
Midilpament, present an affray made without blood against Joan, 
wife of Hugh Wymondslow, upon Thomas Benton, barber, because 
the aforesaid Joan came into the Common Hall, and there spoke 
malicious words to the aforesaid Thomas, and there slapped his face, 
against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Joan comes, and places herself 
upon the favour of the Mayor, and pa}'s I2d. 

John de Wyrhall and John Lorimer, Decennaries of Bridilsmyth- 
gate, present an affray made with blood against John D}-cun upon 
Ralph, servant of John Jorce, because the aforesaid John struck the 
aforesaid Ralph with his fist upon his mouth and nose, whence blood 
issued, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore he 
is attached, etc. And hereupon the said John comes, and places 
himself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 



308 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Johannes Gled et Johannes Horton, Decenarii de Gossegate et de 
Stonistret, praesentant quod AHcia Sclattcr, uxor Johannis Sclatter, 
et Johanna, uxor Johannis Layburnne, sunt communes objurgatrices 
in uno vico de Notingham qui vocatur ' Gossegate,' ubi praedictae 
commorant[ur], contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiatae 
sunt, etc. Et inde eaedem praedictae vcniunt, et ponunt se in gratia 
Majoris, et quihbct earum solvit pro gratia vjd. 

Johannes Gled, Decenarius de Stonistrcte, praesentat unum hou- 
tesium levatum per Agnetem Lister versus unum servum Johannis 
Byngham, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. ; 
et iterum praesentat quod praedicta Agnes est communis objurgatrix 
inter vicinos suos, contra pacem, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et 
inde eadem Agnes venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Randulphus dc West et Johannes Balle, Decenarii de Qwel- 
lewrigthgate et de Seynt Peterlayne, praesentant unam affraiam 
factam sine sanguine super Aliciam Tailour versus Johannam, uxorem 
Nicholai de Kyrkeby, pro eo quod praedicta Alicia cepit unum 
baculum quo praedicta Alicia clauserat fenestram viaticam, et cum 
eo verberavit et male tractavit praedictam Johannam, contra pacem 
Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, etc. Et inde eadem Alicia 
venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et solvit vjd. 

Walterus Fletcher, Decenarius de Mothallegate, praesentat quod 
Alicia de Swetenham est communis objurgatrix inter [vicinos] suos 
praedictae viae, contra pacem Domini Regis, etc., unde attachiata est, 
etc. Et inde eadem Alicia venit, et ponit se in gratia Majoris, et 
solvit — condonatur quia pauper. 3942, ro. 2d. 



CLVII. — Action against Constables for an alleged False Presentment. 

1395-6. 

Thomas Fox, drapour, qucritur de Johanne Wyrhall et Johanne 
Lorymer, Constabulariis viae de Bridilsmythgate de Notingham, 
de placito injustae praesentationis: plegii de prosequendo — Hugo 
Fynche et Robertus Coll': unde dicti Johannes et Johannes attachiati 
sunt per plegios ad respondendum praedicto Thomae, etc. ; et unde 
queritur quod iidem Johannes et Johannes, Constabularii viae prae- 
dictae, ex odio et eorum injuria propria, die Mercurii proximo post 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 309 

John Glcd and John Morton, Decennaries of Gossegate and of 
Stonistret, present that Ahce Slater, wife of John Slater, and Joan, 
wife of John Layburn, are common scolds in a street of Nottingham 
which is called 'Gossegate,' where the aforesaid dwell, against the 
peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore they are attached, etc. 
And hereupon the same aforesaid come, and place themselves upon 
the favour of the Mayor, and each of them pays for favour 6d. 

John Gled, Decennary of Stonistrete, presents a hue and cry 
raised by Agnes Lister against a servant of John Bingham, against 
the peace of our Lord the King, etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. ; 
and he also presents that the aforesaid Agnes is a common scold 
amongst her neighbours, against the peace, etc., wherefore she is 
attached, etc. And hereupon the said Agnes comes, and places 
herself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d. 

Randolph de West and John Ball, Decennaries of Qwellewrigth- 
gate and Seynt Peterlayne, present an affray made without blood 
against Alice Taylor upon Joan, wife of Nicholas de Kirkby, because 
the aforesaid Alice took a club with which the aforesaid Alice 
closed her window towards the street, and with it beat and mal- 
treated the aforesaid Joan, against the peace of our Lord the King, 
etc., wherefore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Alice 
comes, and places herself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays 6d, 

Walter Fletcher, Decennary of Mothallegate, presents that Alice 
de Swetenham is a common scold amongst her neighbours of the 
aforesaid street, against the peace of our Lord the King, etc., where- 
fore she is attached, etc. And hereupon the said Alice comes, and 
places herself upon the favour of the Mayor, and pays — she is forgiven 
because she is poor. 3942, ro. 2d. 

CLVII. — Action against Constables for an alleged False Presentment. 

1395-6. 

Thomas Fox, draper, makes plaint of John Wyrhall and John 
Lorimer, Constables of the street of Bridilsmythgate of Nottingham, 
on a plea of unjust presentment: pledges of prosecuting — Hugh Finch 
and Robert Coll: whereupon the said John and John are attached 
by pledges to answer to the aforesaid Thomas, etc. ; and hereupon 
he makes plaint that the said John and John, Constables of the 
street aforesaid, on Wednesday next after the feast of Saint Michael 



310 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

festum Sancti Michaelis Archangel!, anno regni Regis Ricardi Se- 
cundi qui nunc est decimo nono,i injuste praesentaverunt super ipsum 
Thomam quandam affraiam Johanni de Plumptre, die et anno Majori 
villae Notingham', pro insulto quod ipse Thomas fecissc deberet,^ 
ut dicunt, cuidam Johanni Odynges, de Notingham, unde idem 
Thomas deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam xls., unde 
producit sectam. Et veniunt dicti Johannes et Johannes, et dicunt^ 
quod ipsi praedictam praesentationem juste praesentaverunt super 
ipsum Thomam, et non injuste ut versus eos narravit, et hoc petunt 
quod inquiratur per inquisitionem; et praedictus Thomas similiter. 
Et postea praedictus Thomas venit in proxima Curia, et posuit se 
in misericordia Majoris, ad supplicationem Johannis de Tannesley 
et aliorum fidedignorum in praedicta Curia existentium, et solvit 
pro misericordia xijd. 394-. ^'O- id- 



CLVIII. — Contribuiioii of t]ie Voitt Hall to the Fenii of tJie Toivn. 
1395-6, January 12. 

Thomas Kay et Stephanus Laurence attachiati fuerunt ad re- 
spondendum Henrico de Plumptre de placito captionis et detentionis 
catallorum, etc.; et unde idem Henricus in propria persona sua 
queritur quod praedicti Thomas et Stephanus, die Jovis proxima 
ante festum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli, anno regni Domini Regis 
nunc decimo nono,^ apud Notingham, in quodam loco vocato 'le 
Vouthall,' bona et catalla ipsius Henrici, videlicet, quandam pelvem 
cum lavacro, ceperunt et asportaverunt, et ea ei adhuc injuste deti- 
nent, unde dicit quod deterioratus est et dampnum habet ad valentiam 
quadraginta solidorum, et inde producit sectam, etc., et petit de- 
liberationem catallorum praedictorum, etc. Et praedicti Thomas et 
Stephanus in propriis personis suis veniunt, et defendunt vim et 
injuriam, quando, etc., et bene advocant captionem catallorum prae- 
dictorum in praedicto loco in quo, etc., et juste, etc., quia dicunt quod 
Major, Ballivi, et Communitas villae Notingham' tenent praedictam 
villam de Notingham de Domino Rege ex concessione progenitorum 

' Wednesday, October 6, 1395. true. This presentment will be found in 

- That is, he should have committed the preceding extract on page 292. 

this assault to make their presentment ' ^//^7^;^/^ ' (Jedicunt,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 311 

the Archangel, in the nineteenth year of the reign of King Richard 
the Second who now reigns,^ unjustly presented, out of their own 
ill-will and motive, against the said Thomas an affray to John de 
Plumptre, on that day and year Mayor of the town of Nottingham, 
for an assault which the said Thomas should have committed,^ as 
they say, upon one John Odynges, of Nottingham, by which the 
said Thomas is injured and has received damages to the value of 
40s., wherefore he enters suit. And the said John and John come, 
and say that they have justly presented the aforesaid presentment 
against the said Thomas, and not unjustly as he has set forth against 
them, and they seek that this may be inquired by an inquest; and 
the aforesaid Thomas likewise. And afterwards the aforesaid Thomas 
came at the next Court, and placed himself in ' misericordia ' of the 
Mayor, at the request of John de Tannesley and other trustworthy 
men being in the aforesaid Court, and he paid for 'misericordia' I2d. 

3942, ro. id. 

CLVIII. — Contribution of the Voiit Hall to the Fenn of the Town. 
1395-6, January 12. 

Thomas Kay and Stephen Laurence were attached to answer to 
Henry de Plumptre on a plea of seizure and detention of chattels, 
etc. ; and hereupon the said Henry in his own person makes plaint 
that the aforesaid Thomas and Stephen, on Thursday next before the 
feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, in the nineteenth year of the 
reign of the now^ Lord King,"^ at Nottingham, in a certain place called 
' the Vouthall,' took and carried away the goods and chattels of the 
said Henry, to wit, a washing-jug and basin, and unjustly detain them 
up to this time, whereby he says that he is injured and has received 
damage to the amount of forty shillings, and hereupon he enters 
suit, etc., and demands delivery of the chattels aforesaid, etc. And 
the aforesaid Thomas and Stephen come in their own persons, and 
defend the force and injury, since, etc., and vouch the seizure to be 
just of the chattels aforesaid in the aforesaid place in which, etc., 
and justly, etc., because they say that the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Com- 
munity of the town of Nottingham hold the aforesaid town of 
Nottingham from the Lord King by the grant of his progenitors. 
Kings of England, at fee-farm, for a certain sum to be rendered 

■• Thursday, October 23, 1395. 



312 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

suorum, Regum Angliae, ad feodi firmam, pro certa summa eidem 
Domino Regi et heredibus suis ad scaccarium suum annuatim red- 
denda, et dicunt quod praedictus Henricus tenet quoddam mesuagium 
vocatum ' le Vouthall' ' in Burgo Francisco villae praedictae de prae- 
dictis Majore, Ballivis, et Communitate, lit firmariis ejusdem Domini 
Regis, virtute concessionis praedictae, per servitium duodecim solid- 
orum per annum ad festa Annuntiationis et Nativitatis Beatae Mariae 
Virginis, per aequales portiones, imperpetuum reddendorum, de quo 
quidem redditu iidem Major, Ballivi, et Communitas, et praedeces- 
sores sui, Majores, Ballivi, et Communitas villae praedictae, a tempore 
concessionis praedictae semper hucusquc seisiti fucrunt, per manus 
praedicti Henrici, et per manus ipsorum quorum statum idem Hen- 
ricus habet in eodem, ut per manus verorum tenentium suorum, et 
quia sex solidi dc redditu praedicto, videlicet, dc termino Nativitatis 
Beatae Mariae Virginis proximo praecedentc ante diem captionis 
praedictae, eisdem Majori, Ballivis, et Communitati a retro fuerunt, 
iidem Thomas et Stephanus, ut Ballivi villae praedictae, ceperunt 
catalla praedicta in mesuagio praedicto in forma praedicta de eis 
tento, prout eis bene licuit, unde non intendit aliquam injuriam in 
personis suis in hac parte assignari posse, et petunt judicium, et 
returnum catallorum praedictorum in hac parte sibi adjudicari, etc., 
et super hoc iidem Thomas et Stephanus in Curia Regis hie vadiarunt 
deliberationem catallorum praedictorum. 1295, ro. 8d. in ced. 



CLIX. — Selections from the Presentments of tJie Decennaries 
at the Mickletorn. 

1396, Aprils. 
Magnum Turnum tentum coram Johanne de Plumptre, Majore 

VILLAE NoTINGHAMIAE, DIE MeRCURII PROXIMO POST FESTUM SaNCTI 

Ambrosii Episcopi, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post 

CONQUESTUM AnGLIAE XIX^'°. 

Robertus de Castereffeld et Thomas de Arnall, Decenarii de Chap- 
pelbarre, praesentant quod Robertus Chastereffeld, Robertus Tewer, 
Johannes de Tavton, Willelmus Fossebrok', Magota de Farewell, Will- 
elmus de Gresseley, Willelmus Tailour, Willelmus Priour, Thomas 
de Arnall, Thomas de Beddefford, Willelmus de Bolton, Johannes 



396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 3 1 



:)'J) 



yearly to the same Lord King and his heirs at his exchequer, and 
they say that the aforesaid Henry holds a messuage called ' the Vout- 
hall ' in the French Borough of the aforesaid town of the aforesaid 
INIayor, Bailiffs, and Community, as farmers of the same Lord King, 
by virtue of the grant aforesaid, by the service of twelve shillings to 
be rendered each year for ever at the feasts of the Annunciation and 
the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by equal portions, of which 
rent the said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Community, and their predecessors, 
Mayors, Bailiffs, and Community of the town aforesaid, were always 
seized from the time of the aforesaid grant up to this time, by the 
hands of the aforesaid Henry, and by the hands of those of whom 
the said Henry has estate in the same, as by the hands of their 
veritable tenants, and because six shillings of the rent aforesaid, to 
wit, for the term of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary next 
preceding the day of the aforesaid seizure, were in arrears to the 
said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Community, the said Thomas and Stephen, 
as Bailiffs of the town aforesaid, seized the aforesaid chattels in the 
aforesaid messuage held of them in form aforesaid, as it was quite 
lawful for them to do, wherefore it is not intended that any injury in 
this case can be ascribed to their persons, and they seek judgment, 
and the return of the chattels aforesaid to be adjudged to them in this 
case, etc., and hereupon the said Thomas and Stephen here in the 
King's Court gave security for the delivery of the aforesaid chattels. 

1295, ro. 8d. in ced. 



CLIX. — Selections from the Presentments of the Decennaries 
at the Mickletorn. 

1396, April 5. 

The Great Tourn held before John de Plumptre, Mayor of the 
TOWN of Nottingham, on Wednesday next after the feast of 
Saint Ambrose the Bishop, in the iqth year of the reign of 
King Richard the Second after the Conquest of England. 

Robert dc Chesterfield and Thomas de Arnold, Decennaries of 
Chappelbarre, present that Robert Chesterfield, Robert Tewer, John 
de Tavton, William Fosbrook, Magota de Farewell, William de 
Greasley, William Taylor, William Prior, Thomas de Arnold, Thomas 
de Bedford, William de Bolton, John de Wilford, Robert Coke, 



314 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

de Willeford, Robertus Coke, Willelmus Walker, Robertus Smyth, 
Robertus Baxster, et Henricus Smyth, sunt communes braciatores, et 
vendunt cum ciphis et discis, contra Assisam. Ideo, etc. Item, 
praesentant quod Johannes Chillewell est communis braciator, etc. 
Item, praesentant quod Johannes Stok braciat bis, contra Assisam, 
et vendit cum discis et ciphis, contra Assisam, etc. 

[Johannes de Melton et Johannes Schaldhott, Decenarii de Long- 
rawe,] item praesentant quod Matilda Okkebrok', et uxor Johannis 
Fitheler sunt communes forstallatores omnium caseorum,^ biLtur\ et 
talium victualium venientium ad villam, etc., et vendunt candelas sine 
cotun, contra Assisam, etc. 

[Willelmus de Kynston et Ricardus Joie, Decenarii de Wommen- 
merket',] item praesentant quod Ricardus Ferour est communis 
tipeler^ etc. Item, praesentant quod Rogerus, servus Rogeri de 
Arnall, tenet unam seldam apertam, et non est burgensis, etc., et 
vendit candelas sine cotun, ct est communis auxiator^ omnium 
caseorum,! buiiiy\ et talium victualium, etc. 

[Johannes de Mer' et Simon Glover, senior, Decenarii de Castil- 
gate,] item praesentant quod Willelmus Wilde tenet unam seldam infra 
domum suam in arte sua pandoxat[oris] sutoris,^ contra Assisam, etc. 

[Johannes Jolivet et Johannes Smyth, Decenarii de Netherpa- 
ment,] item praesentant quod Johannes Jolivet et Johannes Smyth 
sunt communes tipelers, et vendunt infra domos suas cum discis et 
ciphis, contra Assisam, etc. 

[Robertus Ostiler et Willelmus Butteler, butcher, Decenarii de 
Midilpament,] item praesentant quod Johannes de Burstall vendit 
candelas sine cotun, contra Assisam, etc. Item, praesentant quod 
uxor Willelmi de Ascheburnne, uxor Randulphi Pollard, ct uxor 
Johannis Burstall, sunt communes auxiatrices et forstallatores om- 
nium caseorum,! butirum, gallinarum, pullorum, capponum, et pul- 
laliorum, columbarum, et talium omnimodorum victualium venientium 
ad villam, et quod stant ad exitus viarum ad emendum talia ante 
horam debitam, contra Assisam et clameum Majoris viUac praedictae, 
etc. 

[Willelmus Gye et Johannes de Dauntre, Decenarii de Heigth- 
pament,] item praesentant quod Johannes He, Johannes Dauntre, et 
Ricardus Armerer sunt communes tipelers, et vendunt sine signo 
opposito,"^ contra Assisam, etc. Item, praesentant quod Johannes 

' cascorum,'] 'casium,'MS. - aiixiafor,] 'auxiatrix,' MS. 



I39<5] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 315 

William Walker, Robert Smith, Robert Baxster, and Henry Smith, 
are common brewers, and sell with cups and dishes, contrary to the 
Assize. Therefore, etc. Also, they present that John Chilwell is a 
common brewer, etc. Also, they present that John Stok brews twice, 
contrary to the Assize, and sells with dishes and cups, contrary to 
the Assize, etc. 

[John de Melton and John Schaldhott, Decennaries of Longrawe,] 
also present that Matilda Ockbrook, and the wife of John Fitheler 
are common forestallers of all cheeses, butter, and such like victuals 
coming to the town, etc., and sell candles without cotton, contrary to 
the Assize, etc. 

[William de Kingston and Richard Joy, Decennaries of Wommen- 
merket',] also present that Richard Ferour is a common tippler, etc. 
Also, they present that Roger, servant of Roger de Arnold, holds an 
open booth, and he is not a burgess, etc., and he sells candles without 
cotton, and is a common regrator of all cheeses, butter, and such 
victuals, etc. 

[John de Mer' and Simon Glover, senior. Decennaries of Castil- 
gate,] also present that William Wild keeps a shop within his house 
in his craft of a brewer shoemaker,^ contrary to the Assize, etc. 

[John Jolivet and John Smith, Decennaries of Netherpament,] 
also present that John Jolivet and John Smith are common tipplers, 
and sell within their houses with dishes and cups, contrary to the 
Assize, etc. 

[Robert Ostiler and William Butteler, butcher, Decennaries of 
Midilpament,] also present that John de Burstall sells candles without 
cotton, contrary to the Assize, etc. Also, they present that the wife 
of William dc Ashbourne, the wife of Randolph Pollard, and the 
wife of John Burstall, are common regrators and forestallers of all 
cheeses, butter, hens, pullets, capons, and poultry, pigeons, and all 
such victuals coming to the town, and that they stand at the ends of 
the streets to buy such things before the proper hour, contrary to the 
Assize and the proclamation of the Mayor of the town aforesaid, etc. 

[William Gye et John de Dauntre, Decennaries of Heigthpament,] 
also present that John He, John Dauntre, and Richard Armerer are 
common tipplers, and sell without the sign being attached,-*^ contrary 
to the Assize, etc. Also, they present that John de Calverton, spicer, 

^ Both these words appear on the Roll. •• i.e., they sell by measures which liavc 

Probably the first should have been erased. not been signed. 



3l6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [139^ 

de Calverton, spicer, est communis braciator, et vendit cum ciphis et 
discis non sigillatis, etc. 

[Johannes de Baroby et Ricardus Roper, Decenarii ad finem 
Pontis,] item praesentant quod Nicholaus Tailour tenet unam seldam 
apertam et non est burgensis, etc. 

[Johannes de Mampton et Gilbertus Walker, Decenarii de Hund- 
degate,] item praesentant quod Johannes de Mampton braciavit nisi 
semel contra adventum Domini Regis, etc. 

[Johannes de Tomworth, junior, et Edmundus de Qwetteley, 
Decenarii de Greitsmythgatc,] item praesentant quod Johannes 
Palfreman vendit celiam in domo sua propria ^ sine signo exposito, 
et etiam vendit cum ciphis et discis non signatis, contra Assisam, etc. 

Johannes de Horton, wrighth, Decenarius de Gosegate, nichil 
praesentat quia debilis est,^ etc., excepto Johanne de Horton, qui est 
communis braciator et vendit cum ciphis et discis, contra Assisam, 
etc. 3942, ro. 3. 



CLX. — Roll of the Presentments of the Mickletovn fury. 
1396, April 5. 

Praesentationes Magni Turni captae coram Johanne de Plumptre, 
Majore villae Notinghamiae, die et anno infrascriptis, 

Per sacramentum Johannis Albayne, Ricardi Plattes, Ricardi de 
Norton, lister, Johannis de Lyndeby, Roberti Haythernne, Willelmi 
de Farewell, Stephani Laurence, Thomae Holand, Roberti Wygthon, 
Willelmi Stappulton, Johannis Gedelyng, Roberti de Casterffelde, 
Ricardi Fraunkeleyne, Ricardi de Lynddeby, Johannis Balle, Roberti 
Coke, Thomae Arnall, Willelmi Gye, Ricardi Birfford, masson, Petri 
Sadeler, Johannis Glede, Alani Trowell, Johannis Fenton, Johannis 
Austyn, et Nicholai Gay, juratorum, qui dicunt quod omnes bra- 
ciatores sunt culpabiles quia braciant contra Assisam, etc., et vendunt 
cum ciphis et discis, contra Assisam, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes pistores sunt culpabiles quia capiunt 
nimis pro furnatione et coctione panis a communi populo, videlicet, 
jd. et ob. pro buscello, hoc est vj[d.] ad quarterium grani, ubi deberent 
capere per statutum Domini Regis nisi iiijd. ad quarterium, etc. 

' sua propria,'] 'suo proprio,' MS. - est,] 'sunt,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGIIAM. 317 

is a common brewer, and sells with cups and dishes which are not 
sealed, etc. 

[John de Barrowby and Richard Roper, Decennaries at the Bridge 
End,] also present that Nicholas Tailor keeps an open shop and he 
is not a burgess, etc. 

[John de Mampton and Gilbert Walker, Decennaries of Hundde- 
gate,] also present that John de Mampton has brewed but once 
against the coming of our Lord the King, etc. 

[John de Tamworth, junior, and Edmund de Wheatley, Decen- 
naries of Greitsmythgate,] also present that John Palfreyman sells 
ale that is new in his own house without the sign being attached, 
and also sells with cups and dishes not sealed, contrary to the 
Assize, etc. 

John de Horton, wright, Decennary of Gosegate, presents nothing 
because he is unwell, etc., excepting John de Horton, who is a 
common brewer and sells with cups and dishes, contrary to the 
Assize, etc. 3942, ro. 3. 

CLX. — Roll of the Presentvients of the Mickletorii fury. 
1396, April 5. 

Presentments of the Great Tourn taken before John de Plumptre, 
Mayor of the town of Nottingham, on the day and year 
within-written. 

By the oath of John Albayne, Richard Platts, Richard de 
Norton, lister, John de Linby, Robert Hathern, William de Fare- 
well, Stephen Laurence, Thomas Holland, Robert Wyghton, William 
Stapleton, John Gedling, Robert de Chesterfield, Richard Franklin, 
Richard de Linby, John Ball, Robert Coke, Thomas Arnold, 
William Gye, Richard Burford, mason, Peter Saddler, John Glede, 
Alan Trowell, John Fenton, John Austin, and Nicholas Gay, jurors, 
who say that all the brewers are guilty because they brew contrary 
to the Assize, etc., and sell with cups and dishes, contrary to the 
Assize, etc. 

Also, they say that all the bakers are guilty because they take 
too much for baking and cooking bread from the common people, 
to wit, I ^d. for a bushel, that is 6d. for a quarter of grain, whereas 
they ought to take only 4d. for a quarter according to the statute 
of our Lord the King, etc. 



3l8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

Item, cHcunt quod omnes carnifices vendunt carnes nimis diu 
tentas et corruptas, et ultra denarium in optincndo {sic) ad xijd., 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes piscatores Notingham', tarn marini quam 
aquae dulcis, vendunt pisces mortuos et nimis diu tentos, et quod 
quilibet eorum est communis forstallator talium piscium, etc., et 
eos vendunt excessive, contra statutum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod auxiatrices Notingham' vendunt allium, farinam, 
salem, sepas candelas sine cotoni interposito, butturum, casios, et 
hujusmodi nimis caros, contra statutum, ad deceptionem populi, et 
sunt communes forstallatores talium victualium praedictorum veni- 
entium ad villam Notingham' vendendorum, stantes ad exitus viarum 
ubi talia victualia vcniunt ad vendendum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes tannarii Notingham' vendunt coria non 
bene tannata, ct quod quilibet eorum vendit corium in domo sua 
propria sine visu fori vel posito in foro vendendum, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes sutores Notingham' vendunt sotularia 
nimis cara, et quod quilibet eorum ponit corium vitulinum inter 
corium bovum, et vendit bassyn pro cordeivayne, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Henricus de Sutton, webster, est communis 
forstallator piscis marini, in tantum quod praedictus Henricus emebat 
in Quadragesima ab hominibus regalibus, in Foro Cotidiano, tantum 
salmonem salsum pro uno denario quantum postea vendidit pro iiijd., 
in magnum praejudicium et nocumentum totius villae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes Albayne, de Notingham, venit in 
foro in vigilia Pascae, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi decimo nono, 
et ibi forstallavit et emit unam bigam plenam coriis tannatis de 
Ricardo Huddcsson, de Bredon, in magnum praejudicium et decep- 
tionem Johannis de Lyndeby, Johannis Balle, Thomae Holand, et 
Edmundi de Oweteley, quia praedicti locuti fuerunt cum praedicto 
Ricardo pro praedictis coriis, et sic fuerunt fere in pretio concordati, 
et sic praedictus Johannes caute venit et contra statutum Domini 
Regis, et emebat illud pro majori summa, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod quaedam venella communis jacet obturata in 
Litilmerche inter tenementum Ibotae Barri, et tenementum Ricardi 
Chillewell, et modo non existit, in magnum praejudicium villae prae- 
dictae. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Prior tenet unum ortum quod quon- 
dam fuit Symonis Plot jacentem juxta unum vicum vocatum ' Raton- 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 319 

Also, they say that all the butchers sell meat which has been 
kept too long and is corrupt, and be}-ond the money in at 

1 2d., etc. 

Also, they say that all the fishers of Nottingham, both of sea 
and fresh-water fish, sell dead fish and ^^•hich ha\-e been kept too 
long, and that each of them is a common forcstaller of such fish, etc., 
and they sell them at an excessive price, contrary to the statute, etc. 

Also, they say that the hucksters of Nottingham sell garlic, 
flour, salt, tallow-candles without the interposition of a wick, butter, 
cheeses, and such much too dearly, contrary to the statute, to the 
deception of the people, and are common forestallers of such aforesaid 
victuals coming to the town of Nottingham to be sold, standing at 
the ends of the streets where such victuals come to be .sold, etc. 

Also, they say that all the tanners of Nottingham sell leather 
which is not well tanned, and that each of them sells leather in 
his own house without the view of the market or being placed in 
the market for sale, etc. 

Also, they say that all the shoemakers of Nottingham sell shoes 
too dearly, and that each of them puts calf-skin among ox-leather, 
and sells bassyn for cordewayne, etc. 

Also, they say that Henry de Sutton, webster, is a common 
forestaller of sea-fish, insomuch that the aforesaid Henry bought in 
Lent from men of the King's, in the Daily Market, so much salted 
salmon for one penny as he afterwards sold for 46., to the great 
prejudice and detriment of the whole town, etc. 

Also, they say that John Albayn, of Nottingham, came into the 
market on the eve of Easter, in the nineteenth year of the reign of 
King Richard the Second, and there forestalled and bought a cart 
full of tanned hides from Richard Hudson, of Bredon, to the great 
prejudice and deception of John de Linby, John Ball, Thomas 
Holland, and Edmund de Wheatley, because they had spoken with 
the aforesaid Richard for the aforesaid hides, and were all but agreed 
as to price, and so the aforesaid John came secretly and against the 
statute of our Lord the King, and bought it for a greater sum, etc. 

Also, they say that a common lane lies blocked up in Litilmerche 
between the tenement of Ibot Barry, and the tenement of Richard 
Chilwell, and now it does not exist, to the great prejudice of the 
town aforesaid. 

Also, they say that William Prior holds a garden which was 



320 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

row,' et extendit se ab aqua de Lcne ex parte australi usque portas 
Castri ex parte boriali, et ibi praedictus Willelmus cepit de communi 
solio vj. pedes ex parte occidentali juxta viam regiam, et incluserat 
eos^ cum praedicto orto, ad magnum pracjudicium et dampnum villae 
praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Dynet cepit et ei incluserat de com- 
munibus antris ex parte orientali vj. pedes ex latitudine, videlicet, 
in illo mesuagio quod Matthaeus Tailour commorat[ur] ad finem 
orientalem villae de Notingham, et in magnum pracjudicium et 
dampnum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, praesentant quod Michael Brabayn et Henricus Sotthil 
obturaverunt ilium ^ finem de Lymeringlane juxta Calvertonlane cum 
fimo, in magnum nocumentum aquae de Lene et pracjudicium villae 
praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Magota Balle obturat Organlayne cum les 
weddes de ortis suis, contra proclamationem Majoris, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Margareta Samon, Nicholaus Alastre, Thomas 
de Stanneley, Johannes Ettewell, Ricardus Ettewell, et Willelmus, 
filius Hugonis Spicer, obturant antrum commune villae praedictae ex 
parte boriali cum fimo, wedis, et cineribus, ad grave dampnum totius 
villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Ricardus de Willeford, Issabella de Owichenour, 
Hugo de Lyndeby, Johanna de Crophill, Johannes Palfreman, et 
Johannes Tomworth, senior, obturant cum fimo le Dedlayne, ad 
grave dampnum totius populi ibidem transeuntis, etc. 

Item, praesentant quod quaedam venella communis obturata est 
in le Hegthpament per Randulphum Berker, videlicet, inter tene- 
mentum praedicti Randulphi et tenementum Vicarii Ecclesiae Beatae 
Mariae, et praedicta venella extendit se versus austrum super Malin- 
hill, et versus boriam super Hegthpament, et sic per eum modo non 
existit venella. Ideo inquiratur, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Brekepot, baxster, est communis 
transgressor et vigilator in noctibus in villa de Notingham, contra 
proclamationem Majoris et statutum Domini Regis, ad magnum et 
grave nocumentum villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johannes de Mampton et Robertus Squier 

' eos,} 'eas,' MS. ^ il/m?!,] 'illud,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 32 1 

formerly Simon Plot's lying near a street called ' Ratonrow,' and 
which extends from the water of Lene on the southern side to the 
gates of the Castle on the northern side, and there the aforesaid 
William took from the common soil 6 feet on the western side 
near the King's highway, and has enclosed them in the aforesaid 
garden, to the great prejudice and damage of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that William Dynet has taken and enclosed to 
himself from the common caves on the eastern side 6 feet in breadth, 
to wit, in that messuage in which Matthew Taylor dwells at the 
eastern end of the town of Nottingham, and to the great prejudice 
and damage of the aforesaid town, etc. 

Also, they present that Michael Brabayn and Henry Soothill have 
blocked up that end of Lymeringlane near Calvertonlane with ordure, 
to the great detriment of the water of Lene and the prejudice of the 
aforesaid town, etc. 

Also, they say that Magota Ball blocks up Organlayne with the 
weeds from her gardens, contrary to the proclamation of the Mayor, 
etc. 

Also, they say that Margaret Samon, Nicholas Alastre, Thomas 
de Stanley, John Etwall, Richard Etwall, and William, son of Hugh 
Spicer, block up the common cavern of the aforesaid town on the 
northern side with ordure, weeds, and cinders, to the serious damage 
of the whole town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Richard de Wilford, Isabella de Wichnor, 
Hugh de Linby, Joan de Crophill, John Palfreyman, and John 
Tamworth, senior, block up the Dedlayne with ordure, to the serious 
damage of all the people there passing, etc. 

Also, they present that a common lane is blocked up in the 
Hegthpament by Randolph Berker, to wit, between the tenement of 
the aforesaid Randolph and the tenement of the Vicar of the Church 
of the Blessed Mary, and the aforesaid lane extends towards the 
south upon Malinhill, and towards the north upon Hegthpament, 
and so through him the lane does not now exist. Therefore let it 
be inquired, etc. 

Also, they say that William Brekepot, baxster, is a common 
trespasser and watcher at nights in the town of Nottingham, contrary 
to the Mayor's proclamation and the statute of the Lord King, to the 
great and serious detriment of the town aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that John de Mampton and Robert Squire block 

X 



322 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

obturant finem de Hundegate et finem de Owelewrigthgate cum 
fimo et lignis, ad grave dampnum et nocumentum totius villae, 
etc. 

Item, dicunt quod omnes qui commorant[ur] in vico a Johanne 
Wappelington usque le Chappelbarre ex utraque [parte] viae obturant 
cum fimo et cineribus communem viam, ad grave nocumentum totius 
populi ibidem transeuntis, et villae praedictae, etc. — Condonantur quia 
pauperes. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Spicer, filius Hugonis Spicer, de 
Notingham, Robertus Haythernne, Robertus Casterffeld, Johannes 
Ettewell, et Ricardus Ettewell, frater ejus, Henricus Yrnemanger, 
obturant cum fimo et cineribus et cum les wedes praedictam fossam 
ex parte boriali villae praedictae, ad grave dampnum villae prae- 
dictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Boteler, butcher, obturat cum fimo 
Williamdeylane, ad grave nocumentum villae praedictae, et contra 
proclamationem Majoris, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Willelmus Tailour ad finem Pontis obturat 
ibidem viam regiam cum fimo et cineribus, ad grave nocumentum 
totius patriae ibidem transeuntis et villae praedictae, etc. 

Item, dicunt quod Johanna Taverner, uxor Johannis Wyrhall, 
Johanna Payn, Katerina Fisch', uxor Roberti Hayward, Magota de 
Tommeworth, Magota Berbour, Christiana Dey, et Gilbertus de 
Lammeley, vendiderunt in Foro Sabbati et in Foro Cotidiano v. 
alleces albas pro denario, ubi deberent vendere, secundum proclama- 
tionem Domini Walteri de Cloppton, Justitiarii de Banco Domini 
Regis, et Clerici Mercati Domini Regis, et Majoris villae praedictae, 
vj. alleces albas pro denario, in magnum praejudicium totius patriae 
et villae praedictae, etc., ibidem venientium, etc. 3942, ro. 3d. 



CLXI. — Seizin'e of Com zuhich had been Forestalled. 
1396, April 22-30. 

Memorandum quod contigit apud Notingham, in anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi qui nunc est decimo nono, quod unus Radulfus Wilde, 
de Teytheby, Hugo Attebrig' et Willelmus Gaunt, de Byngham, 
venerunt, apud Notingham, die Sabbati proximo ante festum Sancti 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 323 

up the end of Hundegate and the end of Qwclewrigthgate with 
ordure and wood, to the serious damage and detriment of the whole 
town, etc. 

Also, they say that all who dwell in the street (leading) from John 
Whaplington to the Chappelbarre on either [side] of the street block 
up the common road with ordure and cinders, to the serious damage 
of the whole people there passing, and of the town aforesaid, etc. — 
They are pardoned because they are poor. 

Also, they say that William Spicer, son of Hugh Spicer, of 
Nottingham, Robert Hathern, Robert Chesterfield, John Ettwall, 
and Richardus Etwall, his brother, Henry Ironmonger, block up the 
aforesaid ditch on the northern side of the aforesaid town with ordure 
and cinders and with weeds, to the serious damage of the town 
aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that William Boteler, butcher, blocks up William- 
deylane with ordure, to the serious detriment of the aforesaid town, 
and contrary to the Mayor's proclamation, etc. 

Also, they say that William Taylor at the end of the Bridge 
blocks up the King's highway there with ordure and cinders, to the 
serious detriment of all the country there passing and of the town 
aforesaid, etc. 

Also, they say that Joan Taverner, the wife of John Wyrhall, 
Joan Payn, Catherine Fish', the wife of Robert Hayward, Magota de 
Tamworth, Magota Barber, Christiana Day, and Gilbert de Lambley, 
sold in the Saturday Market and in the Daily Market 5 white herrings 
for a penny, whereas they ought to sell, according to the proclamation 
of Sir Walter de Clopton, Justice of the Lord King's Bench, and 
of the Lord King's Clerk of the Market, and of the Mayor of the 
town aforesaid, 6 white herrings for a penny, to the great prejudice 
of the whole country and town aforesaid, etc., there coming, etc. 

3942, ro. 3d. 

CLXI. — Seizure of Corn zvJiicJi had been Forestalled. 
1396, April 22-30. 

Be it remembered that it happened at Nottingham, in the nine- 
teenth year of the reign of King Richard the Second who now 
reigns, that one Ralph Wild, of Tithby, Hugh Attebrig' and William 
Gaunt, of Bingham, came, at Nottingham, on Saturday next before 



324 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [iSQC 

Marci Ewangelistae, die et anno supradictis/ in Foro Sabbati ante 
horam debitam, et contra proclamationem Majoris villae praedictae, 
et emerunt et forestallaverunt et ingarniaverunt de diversis hominibus 
ibidem in Foro praedicto existentibus xij. quarteria frumenti, in 
magnum praejudicium villae praedictae et totius communitatis ibidem 
ad Forum praedictum venientis, videlicet, ad unam domum Magotae 
Balle, de villa praedicta, et sic postea quidam Hugo de Wymondes- 
lawe venit in eodem die praedicto, in Foro Sabbati praedicto, et 
audivit de tali forstall[atione] facta per praedictos forstallatores, et 
dixit BalHvo Majoris villae praedictae, et tunc praedictus Ballivus 
ivit ad praedictam domum ubi praedictum frumentum fuerit ingarni- 
atum, et ibi praedicta xij. quarteria arrestavit, pro proclamatione 
praedicta, ad opus villae praedictae, etc. Et inde praedicti venerunt 
postea, die Dominica proxima ante festum Philippi et Jacobi,^ in 
Communi Aula apud Notingham, coram Majore et Ballivis et aliis 
fidedignioribus villae praedictae, in propriis personis, et submiserunt 
se in misericordiam Majoris et totius Communitatis villae praedictae, 
et ob reverentiam Roberti Jerman et Willelmi Leche et aliorum, et 
etiam solverunt pro misericordia xjs. viijd. 3942, ro. id. 



CLXII. — Charge of Assault djtring a Distraint for Rent, etc. 
1 396, October 4. 

Thomas Fox, drapour, queritur de Johanne Fyssher de placito 
transgressionis et rescussionis, de eo quod ubi idem Thomas, die 
Sabbati proxima post festum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli, anno 
regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xxo,^ ad domum praedicti Johannis, hie 
apud Notingham, venit pro redditu suo de dicto Johanne petendo, 
quam^ domum idem Johannes de dicto Thoma tenet, et dictum 
redditum habere voluisset, idem Johannes ad dictam domum in 
dictum Thomam insultum fecit, et vi et armis cum arcu et sagitta 
dictum Thomam ibidem occidisse voluisset, et dictum Thomam de 
districtione pro redditu suo rescussum fecit, unde idem Thomas 
deterioratus est, et dampna habet ad valentiam xxs., inde producit 

' Saturday, April 22, 1396. 3 Saturday, September 30, 1396, 

"^ Sunday, April 30, 1396. ^ qiiani,^ 'quod,' MS, 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 325 

the feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, the year and day abovcsaid/ 
in the Saturday Market before the projDer hour, and against the 
proclamation of the Mayor of the town aforesaid, and bought and 
forestalled and gathered up from divers men there being in the 
aforesaid Market 12 quarters of corn, to the great prejudice of the 
town aforesaid, and of the whole community there coming to the 
aforesaid Market, that is to say, (they garnered it up) at a house 
of Magota Ball, of the aforesaid town, and so afterwards one Hugh 
de Wymondeslow came on the same day, in the Saturday Market 
aforesaid, and heard of such forestalling made by the aforesaid 
forestallers, and he informed the Bailiff of the Mayor of the town 
aforesaid, and then the aforesaid Bailiff went to the aforesaid house 
where the aforesaid corn was garnered, and there arrested the afore- 
said 12 quarters, on account of the proclamation aforesaid, for the 
behoof of the town aforesaid, etc. And hereupon afterwards the 
aforesaid (forstallers) came, on Sunday next before the feast of Philip 
and James,2 in the Common Hall at Nottingham, before the Mayor 
and Bailiffs and other trustworthy men of the town aforesaid, in their 
own persons, and submitted themselves to the ' misericordia' of the 
Mayor and the whole Community of the town aforesaid, and on 
account of their respect for Robert German and William Leech and 
others, and also paid for 'misericordia' lis. 8d. 3942, ro. id. 

CLXn. — Charge of Assault during a Distraint for Rent, etc. 
1 396, October 4. 

Thomas Fox, draper, makes plaint of John Fisher on a plea of 
trespass and rescue, because whereas the same Thomas, on Saturday 
next after the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, in the 20th year 
of the reign of King Richard the Second,^ came to the house of the 
aforesaid John, here at Nottingham, to seek his rent from the said 
John, which house the said John holds of the said Thomas, and 
wished to have the said rent, the same John at the said house made 
an assault upon the said Thomas, and by force and arms with a bow 
and arrow would have there slain the said Thomas, and made rescue 
from the said Thomas of his distraint for his rent, whereby the same 
Thomas is injured, and has received damages to the value of 20s., 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid John comes in his 
own person, and defends the force and injury, etc., and says that he 



326 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

sectam, etc. Et praedictus Johannes in propria persona sua venit, et 
defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo est 
culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam ; et aHus similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est, etc. Manucaptores — Johannes Russell et Ricardus 
Sherman. 

Idem Johannes queritur de dicto Thoma de placito transgressionis 
et sanguinis, de eo quod idem Thomas, praedicta die Sabbati post 
festum Sancti Michaelis, cum quodam Johanne Parker serviente suo, 
cum duabus sicis tractatis ad domum praedicti Johannis, hie apud 
Notyngham, vi et armis venit, et dictam domum ibidem intravit, et 
ibidem usque ad lectum camerae suae prosequebatur, et cum dicta 
sica^ sua ipsum ibidem occidisset nisi per fortunam quod quidam 
vissinorum suorum rescusserunt, ac postea cum dicta sica in quendam 
Johannem, filium praedicti Johannis, insultum fecit, et ipsum ver- 
beravit, vulneravit, et maletractavit, in desperationem vitae suae, et 
contra pacem Domini Regis, ad dampna praedicti Johannis centum 
solidorum, inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Thomas in 
propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam et dampna, etc., 
et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super 
patriam; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. Manucaptores 
corporis praedicti Johannis .... 1296, ro. id. 

CLXIII. — Assault in Saint Peter's Churchyard, etc. 
1396, November 15. 

Willelmus Boteler et Alicia uxor ejus, de Notyngham, drapour, 
queruntur de Willelmo Blaunch' de placito transgressionis, de eo 
quod ubi quaedam ^ uxor praedicti Willelmi Blaunch', die 

Sabbati in festo Sancti Martini, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi 
xxo,3 per officialem et diaconum villae Notynghamiae, in plena Curia 
Capituli Ecclesiae Beati Petri Notyngham', liberata fuit praedictae 
Aliciae custodienda usque in diem Sabbati tunc proximum se- 
quentem,'^ quousque quaedam causa contractus, discordiae, et^ divi- 
dentiae inter praedictos Willelmum Blaunch' et praedictam ^ 

fuit per legem finita et ordinata, dicta ^ praedicta die 

Sabbati ante festum Sancti Edmundi Regis anno praescripto,^ cum 

' sica,'] 'saca,' MS. 3 Saturday, November 11, 1396. 

^ Left blank in original for the name of * sequentet/i,'] 'sequens,' MS. 

Blamich's wife. s et,] 'and,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 327 

is guilty therein of nothing, and as to this he places himself upon 
the country; and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 
Mainpernors — John Russell and Richard Sherman. 

The same John makes plaint of the said Thomas on a plea of 
trespass and blood, that the same Thomas, on the aforesaid Saturday 
after the feast of Saint Michael, came, together with one John Parker 
his servant, with two drawn daggers to the house of the aforesaid 
John, here at Nottingham, by force and arms, and there entered the 
said house, and there followed him as far as to the bed of his 
chamber, and would have there slain him with his said dagger unless 
by chance certain of his neighbours had rescued him, and afterwards 
he made an assault with his said dagger upon one John, son of the 
aforesaid John, and beat him, wounded and maltreated him, to the 
despairing of his life, and against the peace of our Lord the King, 
to the damage of the aforesaid John of a hundred shillings, wherefore 
he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Thomas comes in his own 
person, and defends the force and injury and damages, etc., and says 
that he is therein of nothing guilty, and as to this he places himself 
upon the country; and the other likewise. Therefore it is com- 
manded, etc. Mainpernors of the body of the aforesaid John .... 

1296, ro. id. 

CLXIII. — Assault in Saint Peter's Churchyard, etc. 
1396, November 15. 

William Boteler and Alice his wife, of Nottingham, draper, make 
plaint of William Blaunch on a plea of trespass, that whereas one 
2 wife of the aforesaid William Blaunch, on Saturday in 
the feast of Saint Martin, in the 20th year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second,^ was delivered by the official and deacon of the 
town of Nottingham, in full Court of the Chapter of the Church of 
the Blessed Peter of Nottingham, to the aforesaid Alice to be in 
her charge until the Saturday then next following, until a case of 
contract, disagreement, and dissension between the aforesaid William 
Blaunch and the aforesaid ^ should be ended and ordained 

by law, the said 2 on the aforesaid Saturday before the 

feast of Saint Edmund the King in the before-written year,^ came, 
with the aforesaid Alice, to the Church of the Blessed Peter to the 

* Saturday, November iS, 1396. 



328 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

praedicta Alicia ad Ecclesiam Beati Petri ad legem Sanctae Ecclesiae 
venit, prout habuit diem, idem Willelmus Blaunch' in cemyterio 
ecclesiae praedictae, praedicta die Sabbati ante praedictum festum 
Sancti Edmundi, vi et armis venit, et in dictam Aliciam insultum 
fecit, et dictam Aliciam cum armylausa sua propria inclusit, et ipsam 
super visum suum inclusit, et secum fecit quod videre non potuit, et 
postea ipsam extra murum dictae ecclesiae jactavisse voluisset, set 
per fortunam quod ipsa de manibus suis exivit, et in ecclesiam fugit, 
in salvationem vitae suae, ita sic per terrorem fere fuit extra mente[m] 
sua[m]; unde iidem Willelmus Boteler et Alicia deteriorati sunt^ et 
dampna habent ad valentiam centum solidorum, inde producunt 
sectam, etc. Et praedictus Willelmus Blaunch' in propria persona 
sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., ct dicit quod ipse inde 
in nullo est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam; et alii similiter. 
Idco praeceptum est, etc. Et modo partes praedictae per licentiam 
Curiae concordatae sunt, et dictus Willelmus Blaunch' in misericordia. 
Solvit amerciamentum Ballivis in Aula. 1296, ro. for. 2. 



CLXIV. — Agreement for Manufacture of Gloves for Sale at 
Lenton Fair. 

1396, November 29. 

Thomas de Lenton, glover, queritur de Thoma del Peeke de 
placito transgressionis et contemptus contra Statutum, de eo quod ubi 
idem Thomas del Peek, in septimana proxima ante festum Nativitatis 
Sancti Johannis, anno regni regis nunc xx^, conventionem, hie apud 
Notyngham, fecit cum praedicto Thoma de Lenton ad scissandos et 
operandos xxij. dozinos cerothecarum de ceroticis praedicti Thomae 
de Lenton, ita quod idem Thomas de Lenton de dicto Thoma del 
Peek haberet qualibet septimana duas dussinas cerothecarum, bene et 
fideliter cissatarum et operatarum, per vigiliam Sancti Martini tunc 
proximam sequentem, nulla septimana deficiente de praedictis ij. 
dozinis deficiente in operatione,^ ita quod eas omnes praedictas xxij. 
dozinas inter festa Sancti Martini et Michaelis habuisset, capiendo ad 
le doziyn iijd. quousque vs. et vjd. pro corio empto de dicto Thoma 
de Lenton sursum venisset solutos, idem Thomas del Peek de prae- 
dictis xxij. dozinis cissavit nisi vj. dozinos et iiij. paria cerothecarum, 

' deteriorati sunt,] ' deterioratus est,' MS. - operatione,'\ 'operatis,' MS. 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 329 

law of Holy Church, as she had day (assigned to her), the same 
William Blaunch, on the aforesaid Saturday before the aforesaid 
feast of Saint Edmund, by force and arms came into the churchyard 
of the church aforesaid, and made an assault upon the said Alice, and 
covered the said Alice with his own cloak, and covered her over her 
sight, and so did with her that she could not see, and afterwards 
would have thrown her outside the wall of the said church, but by 
chance she escaped out of his hands, and fled into the church, for the 
saving of her life, so that through terror she was almost out of her 
mind ; whereby the same William Boteler and Alice are injured and 
have received damages to the amount of a hundred shillings, where- 
fore they enter suit, etc. And the aforesaid William Blaunch comes 
in his own person, and defends the force and injury, etc., and says 
that he is therein of nothing guilty, and as to this he places himself 
upon the country; and the others likewise. Therefore it is com- 
manded, etc. And now the parties aforesaid are agreed by the 
licence of the Court, and the said William Blaunch is in 'misericordia.' 
He paid the amercement to the Bailiffs in the Hall. 1296, ro. for. 2. 

CLXIV. — Agreement for Manufacture of Gloves for Sale at 
Lenton Fair. 

1396, November 29. 

Thomas de Lenton, glover, makes plaint of Thomas del Peek on 
a plea of trespass and contempt against the Statute, that whereas the 
same Thomas del Peek, in the week next before the feast of the 
Nativity of Saint John, in the 20th year of the reign of the present 
king, made an agreement, here at Nottingham, with the aforesaid 
Thomas de Lenton to cut and work 22 dozens of gloves of the gloves 
of the aforesaid Thomas de Lenton, so that the same Thomas de 
Lenton should have every week from the said Thomas del Peek two 
dozens of gloves, well and faithfully cut and worked, until the eve 
of Saint Martin then next following, no week being wanting of the 
aforesaid two dozens being wanting in work, so that he should have 
all the aforesaid 22 dozens between the feasts of Saint Martin and 
Michael, taking for the dozen 3d. until 5s. 6d. for leather bought from 
the said Thomas de Lenton should have been paid back, the same 
Thomas del Peek only cut 6 dozens and 4 pairs of gloves of the 
aforesaid 22 dozens, and left 16 dozens and 8 pairs un worked, which 



330 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

et inoperatos dimisit xvj. dozinos et viij. paria, quos idem Thomas de 
Lenton ad fairiam de Lenton vendidisset et de operatione praedicti 
Thomae del Peek, et eos nondum habuit, set deceptus fuit ex in- 
defectu praedicti Thomae del Peek, et sic dicit quod idem Thomas 
dictam conventionem versus eum fregit, unde idem Thomas de 
Lenton deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam xxs., inde 
producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Thomas del Peek in propria 
persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse 
nullam conventionem versus eum fregit prout ipse superius versus 
eum narravit, et hoc ponit se super patriam; et alius similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant inter eos xij. contra 
proximam, etc. Manucaptor praedicti Thomae del Peek ad ex- 
pectandum inquisitionem Curiae, vel pro dampnis, si adjudicentur : 
Thomas Bulker. Et modo veniunt partes praedictae in propriis 
personis suis, et juratores inter cos solempniter exacti non veniunt. 
Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod distringant praedictos juratores 
contra proximam, etc. 1296, ro. for. 2d. 



CLXV. — Action for Money said to have been paid into the Court of 
King's BencJi at NottingJiavi. 

1396, December 12. 

Rogerus Doket queritur de Ranulpho Redsmyth, de Estwayt, 
de placito debiti; qui attachiatus est per unam equam, pretii xijs. : 
plegius de retro ^ habendo praedictam equam vel pretium prae- 
dictum — Johannes Pacy; et modo venit dictus Rogerus, per attor- 
natum suum Johannem de Braydesale, et dicit quod idem Ranulphus 
ei debet iiijs. argenti, quos denarios idem Rogerus pro praedicto 
Ranulpho, in tempore Quadragesimae, in Banco Domini Regis hie 
apud Notyngham solvit, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xixo,2 
et licet saepius requisitus fuerit idem Ranulphus ei dictos denarios 
solvere contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna praedicti Rogeri 
xld., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Ranulphus in propria 
persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod 

' retro,^ 'returno,' MS. be held before the Justices of the Common 

= This no doubt refers to the proceed- Bench in the Quindene of the Holy Trinity 

ings in 1392 (15 and 16 Rich. II., not the (June 23) and on the Morrow of the feast 

19th) when the King, from Stamford, May of S. John the Baptist (June 25), should be 

30, gave orders that all pleas summoned to heard at York instead, and that all those 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 33 1 

the same Thomas de Lenton should have sold at the Fair of Lcnton 
and of the working of the aforesaid Thomas del Peck, and he has 
never had them, but was deceived in default of the aforesaid Thomas 
del Peek, and so he sa}'s that the same Thomas has broken the said 
agreement with him, whereby the same Thomas de Lenton is injured 
and has received damages to the value of 20s., wherefore he enters 
suit, etc. And the aforesaid Thomas del Peek comes in his own 
person, and defends the force and injury, etc., and says that he broke 
no agreement with him as he has above set forth against him, and 
as to this he places himself upon the country; and the other likewise. 
Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded to cause 12 (jurors) to come 
between them against the next (Court), etc. Mainpernor of the 
aforesaid Thomas del Peek to await the inquest of the Court, or for 
damages, if they be adjudged: Thomas Bulker. And now the afore- 
said parties come in their own persons, and the jurors between them 
being formally required do not come. Therefore the Bailiffs are 
commanded to distrain the aforesaid jurors against the next (Court), 
etc. 1296, ro. for. 2d. 

CLXV. — Action for Money said to have been paid into the Court of 
King's Bench at NottingJiaui. 

1396, December 12. 

Roger Doket makes plaint of Ranulph Redsmith, of Eastwood, 
on a plea of debt; who is attached by a mare, value 12s.: surety 
for having return of the aforesaid mare or the aforesaid value — John 
Pacy; and now the said Roger comes, by his attorney John de 
Breadsall, and says that the same Ranulph owes him 4s. in silver, 
which money the said Roger paid for the aforesaid Ranulph, in time 
of Lent, in the Lord King's Bench here at Nottingham, in the 19th 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second,^ and although he had 
been often asked the said Ranulph refused to pay him the said 
money, and refuses to this time, to the damage of the aforesaid 
Roger of 4od., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
Ranulph comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury, 

who had any payments to make at the (June 16 and 23), and at the said feast of 
Receipt of the Exchequer at the said feast S. John the Baptist, should make the said 
of the Holy Trinity (June 9), and on the payments, on the above days, at Not ting- 
Octave and the Quindcne of the same feast ham. — Rymer's Foedera, vii. 714. 



332 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1396 

nichil ei debet prout ipse superius versus eum narravit, et hoc ponit 
se super patriam ; et alius similiter. Et modo venit dictus Ranulphus 
in propria persona sua, et cognovit debitum pracdictum: dampna 
taxantur [ad] iiijd. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod idem 
Rogerus recuperet de dicto Ranulpho praedictos iiijs., et pro dampnis 
iiijd. ; et dictus Ranulphus in misericordia per plegium praedictum. 

1296, ro. for. 3d. 



CLXVI. — Account for Repairs at the Com) f ion Well, etc. 
1396, December 13. 

Willelmus Dynet, querens, optuHt se versus Robertum de Sutton 
in placito debiti, qui ultimo continuabatur per processum usque ad 
hunc diem; et modo venit dictus Willelmus in propria persona sua, 
et dicit quod idem Robertus ei debet vijs. vijd., videlicet, pro ij. postus 
ad Fontem Communem, xxd., et [pro] uno axiltre ad praedictam 
fontem, xijd., pro vij. bordis, xxd., item, ij. carectis plenis lapidis pro 
pavyng, xijd., pro spykyug, jd., item, solutos Rogero de Launkton, 
xijd., item, pro persona Ecclesiae de Wolaton, vijd., item, pro pepiir 
vijd. : Summa vijs. vijd., quos solvisset ad festum Sancti Michaelis 
Archangeli, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xxo, et licet saepius 
idem Robertus per praedictum Willelmum requisitus fuisset pro 
praedicto argento, idem Robertus ei dictos denarios solvere con- 
tradixit, et adhuc contradicit, unde idem Willelmus deterioratus est 
et dampna habet ad valentiam dimidiae marcae, inde producit sectam, 
etc. Et praedictus Robertus in propria persona sua venit, et defendit 
vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse nullum denarium ei debet, 
excepto pro pypere vijd., et, de residuo, dicit quod nichil ei debet, et 
hoc petit quod inquiratur. Et praedictus Willelmus in propria 
persona sua dicit quod idem Robertus ei debet praedictos vijs. vijd., 
prout ipse superius versus eum narravit, et hoc petit verificari ; et alius 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 1296, ro. 6d. 



December 27. 

Jurata inter Willelmum Dynet, querentem, et Robertum de 
Sutton, defendentem, ut patet in vj'o Rotulo, unde inquisitio inter 
eos summunita est ad hunc diem, et modo partes praedictae per 



1396] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 333 

etc., and says that he owes him nothing as he has above set forth 
against him, and as to this he places himself upon the country; and 
the other likewise. And now the said Ranulph comes in his own 
person, and he acknowledged the aforesaid debt: the damages are 
taxed at 46. Therefore it is decided by the Court that the said 
Roger shall recover from the said Ranulph the aforesaid 4s., and 4.6. 
for damages; and the aforesaid Ranulph is in 'misericordia' by his 
aforesaid surety. 1296, ro. for. 3d. 

CLXVI. — Account for Repairs at the Coinmon Well, etc. 
1396, December 13. 

William Dinet, complainant, appeared against Robert de Sutton 

in a plea of debt, who was remanded at the last Court by the process 

to this day; and now the said William comes in his own person, and 

says that the said Robert owes him 7s. /d., to wit, for two posts at 

the Common Well, 2od., and for an axle-tree for the aforesaid well, 

1 2d., for 7 boards, 2od., also, 2 cart-loads of stone for paving, I2d., 

for spiking, id., also, paid Roger de Launkton, I2d., also, for the 

parson of the Church of Wollaton, 7d., also, for pepper, 7d. : Total 

7s. 7d., which he ought to have paid at the feast of Saint Michael 

the Archangel, in the 20th year of the reign of King Richard the 

Second, and although the said Robert had been often asked by 

the aforesaid William for the aforesaid money, the said Robert 

refused to pay him the said money, and to this time he refuses, 

whereby the said William is injured and has received damages to 

the amount of half a mark, wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the 

aforesaid Robert comes in his own person, and defends the force 

and injury, etc., and says that he owes him no money, except 7d. for 

pepper, and, as to the remainder, he says that he owes him nothing, 

and this he seeks may be inquired. And the aforesaid William in 

his own person says that the said Robert owes him the aforesaid 

7s. 7d., as he has above set forth against him, and he asks that this 

be verified; and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

1296, ro. 6d. 
December 27. 

The Jury between William Dinet, complainant, and Robert de 
Sutton, defendant, as appears in the sixth Roll, wherein the inquest 
between them is summoned for this da}', and now the parties afore- 



334 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

licentiam Curiae concordatae sunt, et dictus Robertus, per plegium 
Roberti Germeyn et Johannis de Tannesley, ju[nioris], solvit amer- 
ciamentum Ballivis in Aula. 1296, ro. /d. 



CLXVII. — Seizure of Wild- fowl taken zvithin the Toivn. 
1396-7. January 3. 

Gervasius Ferthyng queritur de Roberto Fyssher del Castell de 
placito transgressionis, de eo quod ubi idem Gervasius, in septimana 
proxima post festum Sancti Hillarii, anno regni Regis Ricardi Se- 
cundi xviijo fuit infra libertatem villae ad aquas de ludo suo, et 
ibidem cepit unum conneratmt, idem Robertus tempore praedicto in 
dictum Gervasium insultum fecit, et dictum conneraujit ab eo cepit 
et abduxit vi et armis, contra pacem, ad dampna xld., inde producit 
sectam, etc. Et praedictus Robertus in propria persona sua venit, 
et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo est 
culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam ; et alius similiter. 

Idem Gervasius queritur de dicto Roberto de placito transgres- 
sionis, de eo quod ubi ipse, in vigilia Circumcisionis Domini, anno 
regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xx", cepit unum kote, pretii ijd., idem 
Robertus in dictum Gervasium insultum fecit hie apud Notingham 
vi et armis, et dictum kote ab eo cepit et abduxit, ad dampna xijd., 
inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Robertus in propria persona 
sua venit, et defendit, etc., et dicit quod ipse in nullo est culpabilis, 
et hoc ponit se; [et alius] similiter. [Ideo] praeceptum est, [etc.] 

1296, ro. 8d. 



CLXVII I. — Action by the Prioj'- of Nezvstead for the Detention 

of a Book. 

1396-7, January 7. 

Willelmus, Prior Domus de Novo Loco in Shirwod, et Robertus 
de Sheffield, confrater ejus, queruntur de Johanne Ravensfeld de 
placito detentionis unius libri vocati ' Stymylus Concientiae:'i plegius 

' The well-known work by Richard logical Society, in 1863, under its English 

Rolle, of Hampole, the English version of title of the ' Pricke of Conscience.' 

which was edited by Morris for the Philo- 



1397] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 335 

said are agreed by the allowance of the Court, and the said Robert, 
by the suretyship of Robert German and John de Tannesley, junior, 
paid the amercement to the Bailiffs in the Hall. 1296, ro. /d. 



CLXVII. — Seizure of Wild-fozvl taken witJiin the Tozun. 
1396-7, January 3. 

Gervase Ferthyng makes plaint of Robert Fisher of the Castle 
on a plea of trespass, that whereas the said Gervase, in the week 
next after the feast of Saint Hilary, in the i8th year of the reign 
of King Richard the Second, was within the liberty of the town at 
the waters at his sport, and he there took a cormorant, the said 
Robert at the aforesaid time made an assault upon the said Gervase, 
and took and carried away from him the said cormorant by force 
and arms, against the peace, to the damage of 40d., wherefore he 
enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Robert comes in his own person, 
and defends the force and injury, etc., and says that he therein is 
of nothing guilty, and as to this he places himself upon the country ; 
and the other likewise. 

The same Gervase makes plaint of the said Robert on a plea of 
trespass, that whereas he (Gervase), on the eve of the Circumcision 
of our Lord, in the 20th year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second, took a coot, of the value of 2d., the said Robert made an 
assault by force and arms upon the said Gervase here at Nottingham, 
and took and carried away from him the said coot, to the damage 
of 1 2d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid Robert 
comes in his own person, and defends, etc., and says that he is 
therein of nothing guilty, and as to this he places himself (upon the 
country); and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

1296, ro. 8d. 

CLXVni. — Action by the Prior of Neivstead for the Detention 

of a Book. 

1396-7. January 7. 

William, Prior of the House of Newstead in Sherwood, and Robert 
de Sheffield, his brother monk, make plaint of John Ravensfield on 
a plea of the detention of a book called 'Stimulus Conscientiae:'^ 



336 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

de prosequendo — Gilbertus de Lamley. Et modo partes praedictae 
per licentiam Curiae concordatac sunt, et dictus Johannes in miseri- 
cordia. — Solvit amerciamentum in Aula. 1296, ro. for. 5. 



CLXIX. — Action for Money paid for Licence of Trafficing within 

the Borough. 

1396-7, February 7. 

Johannes Inge, taylour, queritur de Johanne Fersham, taylour, de 
placito debiti, qui attachiatus est per unum camyinium ferri, unum 
trypicem ferri, par de ponyettes, et filum; et modo venit dictus 
Johannes Inge in propria persona sua, et dicit quod idem Johannes 
Feirsham ei debet ixd., quos idem Johannes Inge manucepit solvere 
pro praedicto Johanne Feirsham Johanni Samon, Majori, ad festum 
Sancti Michaelis Archangeli pro fyne emptionis et venditionis ac 
operationis hie infra libertatem villae Notynghamiae, quos denarios 
idem Major de dicto Johanne Inge pro praedicto Johanne recuperavit, 
et dictos denarios eidem Johanni Inge solvisset^ ad festum Con- 
versionis Sancti Pauli, et licet saepius requisitus fuerit idem Johannes 
Feirsham ei dictos denarios solvere contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, 
ad dampna xijd., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Johannes 
Feirsham in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, 
etc., et dicit quod ipse praedictos ixd. debet Johanni Samon, Majori, 
pro fyne, et non praedicto Johanni Inge, de quibus denariis idem 
Johannes Feirsham diem habet solutionis usque ad festum Pentecostes 
nunc proximum sequens, et quousque^ praedictum festum Pente- 
costes emer[ser]it dicit quod nichil ei debet, et hoc ponit se super 
patriam; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. — Et postea 
veniunt partes praedictae in propriis personis suis, et juratores inter 
eos solempniter exacti veniunt similiter: qui dicunt, super sacramen- 
tum suum, quod idem Johannes Feirsham debet praedicto Johanni 
Inge praedictos ixd., et pro dampnis iijd. Ideo consideratum est 
per Curiam quod idem Johannes Inge recuperet de dicto Johanne 
Feirsham praedictos ixd., et pro dampnis iijd.; et dictus Johannes 
Feirsham in misericordia. 1296, ro. for. 5d. 

' That is, the defendant, John Feirsham. - 'ad,' omitted. 



1397] RECORDS OF TPIE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 337 

pledge of prosecuting- — Gilbert de Lambley. And now the parties 
aforesaid are agreed by the licence of the Court, and the said John 
is in 'misericordia.' — He paid the amercement in the Hall. 

1296, ro. for. 5. 



CLXIX. — Action for Money paid for Licence of Trafficing zvitkin 

the Borough. 

1396-7, February 7. 

John Inge, tailor, makes plaint of John Fersham, tailor, on a pica 
of debt, who is attached by an iron chimney, an iron tripod, a pair of 
ponyettes, and thread; and now the said John Inge comes in his 
own person, and says that the same John Feirsham owes him 9d., 
which the said John Inge undertook to pay for the aforesaid John 
Feirsham to John Samon, Mayor, at the feast of Saint Michael the 
Archangel for the fine for (licence) of buying and selling and working 
here within the liberty of the town of Nottingham, which money the 
same Mayor recovered from the said John Inge for the aforesaid 
John, and he^ ought to have paid the said money to the said John 
Inge at the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, and although he 
had been often asked the said John Feirsham refused, and to this 
time refuses, to pay the said money to him, to the damage of I2d., 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid John Feirsham 
comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury, etc., 
and says that he owes the aforesaid 9d. to John Samon, the Mayor, 
for the fine, and not to the aforesaid John Inge, of which money 
the same John Feirsham has day for payment until the feast of 
Whitsuntide now next following, and until the aforesaid feast of 
Whitsuntide arrives he says he owes him nothing, and as to this 
he places himself upon the country; and the other likewise. There- 
fore it is commanded, etc. — And afterwards the aforesaid parties 
come in their own persons, and the jurors between them, being 
solemnly required, come likewise; who say, upon their oath, that 
the said John Feirsham owes to the aforesaid John Inge the aforesaid 
9d., and for damages 3d. Therefore it is decided by the Court that 
the said John Inge shall recover from the said John Feirsham the 
aforesaid 9d., and for damages 3d.; and the said John Feirsham is in 
'misericordia.' 1296, ro. for. 5d. 

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338 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

CLXX. — Violent Assault in Pennyfoot Lane. 
1397, March 31. 

Idem Willelmus [de Redes, de Stoke Bardolf,] praedicta die 
Lunae proxima ante praedictam diem Dominicam, anno regni Regis 
nunc xxo Ricardi Secundi, attachiatus est ad respondendum Galfrido 
de Skelton in placito transgressionis contra pacem. Ad quem diem et 
horam veniunt^ tarn praedictus Galfridus in propria persona sua, quam 
praedictus Willelmus in propria persona sua, et praedictus Galfridus 
in propria persona sua dicit quod idem Willelmus, ad festum Sancti 
Michaelis, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xviijo, ad domum prae- 
dicti Galfridi, hie apud Notyngham, venit, et ibidem dictum Gal- 
fridum a dicta domo sua cum eo procuravit cum eo ire usque ad le 
Penyfotlane hie apud Notyngham, et quando iidem Willelmus et 
Galfridus in dicto loco del Penyfutlane hie in Notyngham tempore 
praedicto venissent, idem Willelmus ibidem cum daggario suo trac- 
tato vi et armis [eum] occidisse voluisset, et ad cor praedicti Galfridi 
posuit et ei dixit sic: 'Nisi tu mecum sis in socium ad tenendam 
aquam de Barton, quam aquam ego pro te et meipso cepi de Domino 
de Graye, et me salves de solutione mcdietatis firmae praedicti 
Domini, recte hie te mactabo,' et ibidem idem Galfridus flectens 
dictum Willelmum clamavit misericordiam, in salvationem vitae suae, 
unde idem Galfridus deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam x. 
librarum argenti, inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Willelmus 
in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam et dampna, 
etc., et quicquid est contra pacem, etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in 
nullo est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se super patriam ; et alius similiter. 
Ideo praeceptum est Ballivis quod venire faciant inter eos xij. contra 
proximam, ad recognossendum inter eos, per quos, etc., et qui nee, etc. 
Manucaptores praedicti Willelmi ad expectandum inquisitionem 
Curiae, vel pro dampnis, si adjudicentur — Thomas de Audeleye et 
Adam de Boltun, sub poena cujuslibet x. librarum. 

Idem Galfridus queritur de dicto Willelmo de placito transgres- 
sionis contra pacem, de eo quod idem Willelmus, ad festum Omnium 
Sanctorum, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xviijo, yi et armis ad 
lez Holmus ubi metae sunt ad finem Pontis hie apud Notyngham, 
venit cum uno daggario et in dictum Galfridum ibidem insultum fecit, 
[etc.]^ 1296, ro. for. 11. 

' veniunt,'\ 'venit,' MS. Mainpernors to await the inquest of the 

^ William de Redes appeared in his own Court, or for damages, as above, 

person and denied the accusation, finding 



1397] RECORDS OF THE 150R0UGH OF NOTTINGIIA^r. 339 

CLXX. — l^ifl/citt .Issaiilt in Pennyfoot Lane. 
1197, March 31. 

The same William [de Redes, of Stoke Bardolph,] on the afore- 
said Monday next before the aforesaid Sunday, in the 20th year of 
the reign of the present King Richard the Second, was attached to 
answer to Geoffrey de Skelton in a plea of trespass against the peace. 
At which day and hour there come both the aforesaid Geoffrey in 
his own person, and the aforesaid William in his own person, and the 
aforesaid Geoffrey in his own person sa}-s that the said William, at 
the feast of Saint INIichael, in the i8th year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second, came to the house of the aforesaid Geoffrey, 
here at Nottingham, and there procured the said Geoffrey to go with 
him from his said house to the Penyfotlane here at Nottingham, and 
when the said William and Geoffrey had come to the said place of 
the Penyfutlane here in Nottingham at the aforesaid time, the same 
William there would have slain him by force and arms with his 
drawn dagger, and placed it against the heart of the aforesaid 
Geoffrey and spoke to him thus : ' Unless you will be a companion 
with me to hold the water of Barton, which water I have taken for 
you and myself from the Lord de Grey, and you save me of the 
payment of a moiety of the ferm of the aforesaid Lord, I will 
straightway kill you here,' and there the said Geoffrey turning aside 
from the said William shouted out for mercy to the saving of his life, 
whereby the said Geoffrey is injured and has received damages to 
the amount o( £10 in silver, wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the 
aforesaid William comes in his own person, and defends the force 
and injury and damages, etc., and whatsoever is against the peace, 
etc., and he says that he therein is guilty of nothing, and as to this 
he places himself upon the country; and the other likewise. There- 
fore the Bailiffs are commanded to cause 12 (jurors) to come between 
them against the next (Court), to recognize between them, by whom, 
etc., and who are not, etc. Mainpernors of the aforesaid William to 
await the inquest of the Court, or for damages, if they be adjudged — 
Thomas de Audlcy and Adam de Bolton, each under a penalty of i^io. 

The same Geoffrey makes plaint of the said William on a plea of 
trespass against the peace, that the same William, at the feast of 
All Saints, in the i8th year of the reign of King Richard the Second, 
by force and arms at the Holmus where the boundaries are at the 
end of the Bridge here at Nottingham, came with a dagger and there 
made an assault upon the said Geoffrey, [cfc-Y 1296. ro. for. 1 1. 



340 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

CLXXI. — Action for value of Timber belonging to an Ale-booth. 

1397, April 4. 

Johannes Turnour, per attornatum suum Johannem Braydesale, 
querens, optulit se versus Hugonem de Wilmeslowe in placito debiti, 
qui ultimo fuit essoniatus ; et modo venit dictus Johannes, per attor- 
natum suum praedictum, et dicit quod idem Hugo ei debet vjs. viijd. 
pro meiremyo pertinent! ad unum alebotJi sibi vendito hie apud 
Notyngham, quos denarios idem Hugo solvisset praefato Johanni 
ad festum Sancti Martini, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xvo, et 
licet saepius rcquisitus fuerit idem Hugo ei dictos denarios solvere 
contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna praedicti Johannis xld., 
inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Hugo in propria persona 
sua venit, ct defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod nichil ei 
debet prout ipse superius versus eum narravit, et hoc petit quod 
inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 

1296, ro. 14. 

CLXXn. — Plea regarding the Hiring of Bartilotsty. 
1397, April 18. 

Robertus de Stapulton et Willelmus White queruntur de Davyd 
Kethyn de placito conventionis, de eo quod iidem Robertus et 
Willelmus, ante festum Inventionis Sanctae Crucis, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi xixo, conduxerunt quandam placeam prati vocati 
' Bartilotsty,' eis habere et tenere separalem a praedicto festo usque 
ad festum Sancti Petri ad Vincula tunc proximum sequens, dictus 
Davyd dictam placeam de Bartelotsty non warantizavit, set eos 
decepit, ad dampna eorum xld., inde producunt sectam, etc. Et 
praedictus Davit in propria persona sua dicit quod ipse nullam 
conventionem versus eos fregit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur; et alii 
similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 1296, ro. 15. 



CLXXni. — Action by a Water-leader for vabte of Water 
delivered by him. 

I $97, May 16. 

Symon Waterleder, querens, optulit se versus Robertum de Chas- 
terfeld in placito debiti, qui pluries fecit defectum ; et modo venit 



1397] RECORDS OK THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 34 1 

CLXXI. — Act ion for value of Tiiiibcr belonging to an Ale-bootJi. 

1397, April 4. 

John Turner, by his attorney John Breadsall, complainant, 
appeared against Hugh de Wilmeslowe in a plea of debt, who was 
essoined at the last (Court); and now the said John comes, by his 
aforesaid attorney, and says that the said Hugh owes him 6s. 8d. for 
timber pertaining to an ale-booth sold to him here at Nottingham, 
which money the same Hugh should have paid to the aforesaid John 
at the feast of Saint Martin, in the 15th year of the reign of King 
Richard the Second, and although often asked the said Hugh refused, 
and to this time refuses, to pay to him the said money, to the damage 
of the aforesaid John of 40d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And 
the aforesaid Hugh comes in his own person, and defends the force 
and injury, etc., and says that he owes him nothing as he has set 
forth against him above, and this he asks may be inquired; and the 
other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 1296, ro. 14. 

CLXXn. — Plea regarding the Hiring of Bartilotsty. 
1397, April 18. 

Robert de Stapleton and William White make plaint of David 
Kethyn on a plea of agreement, that the said Robert and William, 
before the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, in the 19th 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second, hired a certain piece 
of the meadow called ' Bartilotsty,' to have and hold to them in 
severalty from the aforesaid feast until the feast of Saint Peter ad 
Vincula then next following, the said David did not warrant the 
said piece of Bartelotsty, but deceived them, to their damage of 40d., 
wherefore they enter suit, etc. And the aforesaid David in his own 
person says that he has broken no agreement with them, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired; and the others likewise. Therefore it is 
commanded, etc. 1296, ro. 15. 

CLXXHI. — Action by a Water-leader for value of Water 
delivered by him. 

1397, May 16. 

Simon Waterleadcr, complainant, appeared against Robert de 
Chesterfield in a plea of debt, who many times made default; and 



342 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1397 

dictus Symon in propria persona sua, et elicit quod idem Robertus 
ei debet vs. et vd. pro aqua sibi ducta, quos solvisset anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi xix^, et licet saepius requisitus fuerit idem Robertus 
ei dictos denarios solvere contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna 
praedicti Symonis ijs., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus 
Robertus, per attornatum suum Johanncm Braydesale, venit, et cog- 
novit debitum praedictum: dampna taxantur [ad] vjd. Ideo con- 
sideratum est per Curiam quod idem Symon recuperet de dicto 
Roberto praedictos vs. et vd., et pro dampnis vjd. ; et dictus Robertus 
in misericordia. 1296, ro. 17. 



CLXXIV. — Pleas for Dues of the Gild of the Holy Trinity. 
1397, May 16. 

Johannes de Lichfeld, Thomas Sherman, et Thomas de Holand, 
Camerarii Gildae Sanctae Trinetatis, querentes, optulerunt se versus 
Thomam de Arnall in placito debiti, qui pluries fecit defectum; et 
modo veniunt praedicti Johannes, Thomas et Thomas in propriis 
personis suis, et dicunt quod idem Thomas de Arnall eis debet v. 
marcas argenti de praedicta Gilda Sanctae Trinetatis, quas solvisset 
ad festum Purificationis Beatae Mariae, anno regni Regis Ricardi 
Secundi xx^, et licet saepius requisitus fuerit idem Thomas de Arnall 
eis solvere praedictas v. marcas solvere contradixit, et adhuc contra- 
dicit, ad dampna praedictorum Johannis, Thomae et Thomae xls., 
inde producunt sectam, etc. Et praedictus Thomas de Arnall in 
propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit 
quod nichil eis debet prout ipsi superius versus eum narraverunt, et 
hoc petit quod inquiratur; et alii similiter, etc.^ 1296, ro. 17. 

Thomas de Arnall queritur de Willelmo de Normanton de placito 
debiti, de eo quod idem Willelmus ei debet vjs. pro Gilda Sanctae 
Trinitatis de Notyngham, videlicet xxxd. pro ingressu praedictae 
Gildae; xiijd. pro capellano; xvd. pro uno capicio in primo anno 
post ingressum; et xiiijd. pro alio capicio in secundo anno, sicut 
fratres praedictae Gildae solverunt, quos praedictos vjs. idem Willel- 
mus solvisset ad festum Sanctae Trinitatis, anno regni Regis Ricardi 
Secundi xix^, et licet saepius requisitus fuerit idem Willelmus ei 
dictos denarios solvere contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna 

' The defendant afterwards acknowledged the debt ; ro. 22d. 



1397] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 343 

now the said Simon comes in his own person, and says that the same 
Robert owes him 5s. 5d. for water led to him, which he should have 
paid in the 19th year of the reign of King Richard the Second, and 
although he had been often asked the said Robert refused, and to 
this time refuses, to pay him the said money, to the damage of the 
aforesaid Simon of 2s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the afore- 
said Robert comes, by his attorney John Breadsall, and acknowledged 
the aforesaid debt: the damages are taxed at 6d. Therefore it is 
decided by the Court that the said Simon shall recover from the 
said Robert the aforesaid 5s. 5d., and 6d. for damages; and the said 
Robert is in ' miscricordia.' ,. 1296, ro. 17. 

CLXXIY.—Pkas for Dues of the Gild of the Holy Trinity. 
1397, May 16. 

John de Lichfield, Thomas Sherman and Thomas de Holland, 
Chamberlains of the Gild of the Holy Trinity, complainants, appeared 
against Thomas de Arnold in a plea of debt, who many times made 
default; and now the aforesaid John, Thomas and Thomas come 
in their own persons, and say that the said Thomas de Arnold owes 
them 5 marks of silver for the aforesaid Gild of the Holy Trinity, 
which he should have paid at the feast of the Purification of the 
Blessed Mary, in the 20th year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second, and although he had been often asked the said Thomas de 
Arnold refused, and to this time refuses, to pay them the aforesaid 
5 marks, to the damage of the aforesaid John, Thomas and Thomas 
of 40s., wherefore they enter suit, etc. And the aforesaid Thomas 
de Arnold comes in his own person, and defends the force and injur}', 
etc., and says that he owes them nothing as they have above set 
forth against him, and this he asks may be inquired ; and the others 
likewise, etc.^ 1296, ro. 17. 

Thomas de Arnold makes plaint of William de Normanton on 
a plea of debt, that the same William owes him 6s. for the Gild of 
the Holy Trinity of Nottingham, to wit 3od. for admission to the 
aforesaid Gild; 13d. for the chaplain; I5d. for a hood in tlie first 
year after the admission; and I4d. for another hood in the second 
year, as the brethren of the aforesaid Gild have paid, which aforesaid 
6s. the said William should have paid at the feast of the Holy 
Trinity, in the 19th year of the reign of King Richard the Second, 



344 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

praedicti Thomae xld., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus 
Willelmus in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, 
etc., et dicit quod ipse ei debet nisi pro praedictis duobus capiciis, 
et xiijd. [pro] capellano nee xxxd. nichil ei debet, et hoc petit 
verificare. Et praedictus Thomas dicit quod idem Willelmus ei debet 
praedictos vjs., prout ipse superius versus cum narravit, et hoc petit 
quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 

1296, ro. I7d. 



July 25. 
Thomas de Arnall, querens, optulit .se versus Thomam Tumour 
in placito dcbiti, qui pluries fecit defectum; et modo venit dictus 
Thomas de Arnall in propria persona sua, et dicit quod idem Thomas 
Tumour ei debet ijs. et vd. pro uno capicio Gildae Sanctae Trinitatis, 
et xiijd. [pro] capellano, quos solvisset ad festum Sanctae Trinitatis, 
anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xix^, et licet saepius requisitus 
fuerit idem Thomas ei solvere dictos denarios contradixit, et adhuc 
contradicit, ad dampna xijd. Et praedictus Thomas Tumour in 
propria persona sua venit, et cognovit debitum praedictum : dampna 
taxantur [ad] ijd. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod idem 
Thomas recuperet de eo praedictos ijs., et pro dampnis ijd. ; et dictus 
Thomas Tumour in misericordia. 1296, ro. 22. 



CLXXV. — Action for Hire of Sheets lent during the King's 

visit to Nottingham. 

1397, May 16. 

Willelmus de Brodbury, de Notyngham, et Agnes uxor ejus 
queruntur de Rogero de Strelley de placito debiti, de eo quod idem 
Rogerus eis debet xv[s.] et viijd., videlicet, xiiijs. pro servizia, et lingno 
focalio sibi venditor hie apud Notyngham, et xxd. pro locatione ij. 
parium lynthiam)'num, quae idem Rogerus et Johanna uxor ejus de 
eis locatis (sic) habuerunt,^ tres septimanas in tempore Ouadragesimae, 
quando Rex fuit liic apud Notyngham, quos praedictos denarios ad 
' sic. ^ habiicntut,'] 'habuit,' MS. 



1397] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 345 

and although he had been often asked the said William refused, 

and to this time refuses, to pay him the said mone}^ to the damage 

of the aforesaid Thomas of 40d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And 

the aforesaid William comes in his own person, and defends the force 

and injury, etc., and says that he owes him only for the aforesaid 

two hoods, and he owes him nothing of the 13d. for the chaplain 

nor 3od., and this he seeks to verify. And the aforesaid Thomas 

says that the said William owes him the aforesaid 6s., as he has 

above set forth against him, and he seeks that this ma}- be inquired ; 

and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

1296, ro. i/d. 
July 25. 

Thomas de Arnold, complainant, appeared against Thomas Turner 
in a plea of debt, who many times made default; and now the said 
Thomas de Arnold comes in his own person, and says that the 
said Thomas Turner owes him 2s. 5d. for a hood of the Gild of the 
Holy Trinity, and 13d. for the chaplain, which he should have paid 
at the feast of the Holy Trinity, in the 19th year of the reign of 
King Richard the Second, and although he had been often asked 
the said Thomas refused, and to this time refuses, to pay him the 
said money, to the damage of I2d. And the aforesaid Thomas 
Turner comes in his own person, and acknowledged the aforesaid 
debt: the damages are taxed at 2d. Therefore it is decided by the 
Court that the said Thomas shall recover from him the aforesaid 
25., and 2d. for damages ; and the said Thomas Turner is in ' miseri- 
cordia.' 1296, ro. 22. 

CLXXV. — Action for Hire of Sheets lent during the King's 
visit to NottingJiain. 

1397, May 16. 

William de Brodbury, of Nottingham, and Agnes his wife make 
plaint of Roger de Strelley on a plea of debt, that the said Roger 
owes them 15s. 8d., to wit, 14s. for ale and firewood sold to him here 
at Nottingham, and 2od. for the hire of two pairs of sheets, which 
the said Roger and Joan his wife had hired of them, the third week 
in time of Easter, when the King was here at Nottingham, which 
aforesaid money he should have paid at the latest in the week next 
after the week of Saint Martin in Winter, in the 20th \-car of the 



34^ RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

ultimum solvisset in septimana proxima post septimanam Sancti 
Martini in Yheme, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xx^, et licet 
saepius requisitus fuerit idem Rogerus eis dictos denarios solvere 
contradixit, et adhuc contradicit, ad dampna praedictorum Willelmi 
et Agnetis dimidiae marcae, inde producunt sectam, etc. Et prae- 
dictus Rogerus in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et 
injuriam, etc., et dicit quod nichil eis debet prout ipsi superius versus 
eum narraverunt, et hoc petit quod inquiratur; et alii similiter. Ideo 
praeceptum est, etc. 1296, ro. i/d. 

CLXXVI. — Action for Deceit in quality of Ale bought for 
sale at Lenton Fair. 

1397, May 16. 

Idem Rogerus [de Strelley] queritur dc praedictis Willelmo [de 
Brodbury, de Notyngham,] et Agnete [uxorc ejus] de placito con- 
ventionis, de eis quod ubi idem Rogerus de dicta Agnete emit, hie 
apud Notyngham, certo [die], serviziam de braciatione praedictae 
Agnetis ante festum Sancti Martini, anno regni Regis Ricardi Se- 
cundi xxo, laginam pro ijd., quam serviziam praedicta Agnes waranti- 
zavit praefato Rogero facere ita bonam serviziam sicut idem Rogerus 
prius de eis habuit braciatam ad Fairiam de Lenton, dicta Agnes 
tunc tempore praedicto vendidit optimam serviziam suam apud 
Notyngham, et misit praefato Rogero pejorem serviziam quam 
habuisset, contra conventionem inter eos factam, et sic dicit quod 
iidem Willelmus et Agnes versus eum conventionem fregerunt, unde 
idem Rogerus deterioratus est et dampna habet ad valentiam xxs., 
inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedicti Willelmus et Agnes veniunt, 
per attornatum suum Johannem Braydesale, et defendunt vim et 
injuriam et dampna, etc., et dicunt quod ipsi nullam conventionem 
versus eum fregerunt, et hoc petunt quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. 
Ide9 praeceptum est, etc. 

Idem Rogerus queritur de praedictis Willelmo et Agnete de 
placito transgressionis, de eis quod eadem^ Agnes fecisset et misisset 
tarn bonam serviziam ad nundinas de Lenton sicut idem Rogerus de 
eis habuit ad praedictas nundinas ad festum Sancti Martini anno 
praescripto, ipsa praedicto Rogero mysit malam serviziam quae non 
fuit bona, set bonam serviziam suam vendidit domi pro iijd. ubi 

' eadeni^^ 'iidem,' MS. 



1397] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOrTINGHAM. 347 

reign of King Richard the Second, and although he had been often 
asked the said Roger refused, and to this time refuses, to pay them 
the said money, to the damage of the aforesaid William and Agnes 
of half a mark, wherefore they enter suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
Roger comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury, 
etc., and says that he owes them nothing as they have above set 
forth against him, and he asks that this may be inquired; and the 
others likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 1296, ro. i/d. 



CLXXVI. — Action for Deceit in quality of Ale bought for 
sale at Lenton Fair. 

1397, May 16. 

The same Roger [de Strelley] makes plaint of the aforesaid 
William [de Brodbury, of Nottingham,] and Agnes [his wife] on a 
plea of agreement, that whereas the same Roger bought from the 
said Agnes, here at Nottingham, on a certain day, ale of the brewing 
of the aforesaid Agnes before the feast of Saint Martin, in the 20th 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second, (at the price of) 2d. 
for a flagon, which ale the aforesaid Agnes guaranteed to the afore- 
said Roger to make as good ale as the said Roger had previously 
had brewed by them at the Fair of Lenton, the said Agnes at the 
aforesaid time sold her best ale at Nottingham, and sent the inferior 
ale which she had to the aforesaid Roger, contrary to the agreement 
made between them, and so he says that the same William and 
Agnes have broken the agreement with him, whereby the said Roger 
is injured and has received damages to the value of 20s., wherefore 
he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid William and Agnes come, by 
their attorney, John Breadsall, and defend the force and injury and 
damages, etc., and say that they have broken no agreement with 
him, and they seek that this may be inquired ; and the other likewise. 
Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

The same Roger makes plaint of the aforesaid William and 
Agnes on a plea of trespass, that the said Alice should have made 
and sent as good ale to the Fair of Lenton as the said Roger had 
from them at the aforesaid fair at the feast of Saint Martin in the year 
before-written, she sent to the aforesaid Roger bad ale which was 
not good, but she sold her good ale at home for 3d. whereas the said 



348 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

idem Rogerus de ca^ habuisset pro ijd., per quod idem Rogerus de 
venditione serviziae diversis hominibus in praedicta fairia deceptus 
fuit, unde idem Rogerus deterioratus est ad^ dampna praedicti Rogeri 
xxs., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedicti Willelmus et Agnes 
veniunt, per attornatum suum Johannem Braydesale, et defendunt 
vim et injuriam, etc., et dicunt quod ipsi inde in nullo sunt culpabiles, 
et hoc petunt quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum 
est, etc. 1296, ro. i/d. 

CLXXVII. — Action for Deceit in quality of Tiles put upon a House. 

1397, July 2 5- 

Idem Willelmus [Hunston] queritur de dicto Johanne [Sklater] 
de placito conventionis, de eo quod ubi idem Johannes, anno regni 
Regis Ricardi Secundi xvjo, convcntionem hie apud Notyngham cum 
dicto Willelmo fecit quod idem Johannes non poneret nullum tyle 
super domum praedicti Willelmi nisi bonum, idem Johannes malos 
tylus super dictam domum posuit qui non apti fuerunt, et de dicta 
domo cecidcrunt, per quod meiremium pracdictae domus per diversas 
tempestates pluviarum pcrditur, ex in defcctu ipsius Johannis, et sic 
dicit quod idem Johannes convcntionem versus eum fregit, ad dampna 
praedicti Willelmi xls., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus 
Johannes in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, 
etc., et dicit quod ipse nullam convcntionem versus eum fregit, et hoc 
petit quod inquiratur; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 

1296, ro. 22. 



CLXXVIII. — TJieft of Bows brought to Nottingham for 
Sale at Lenton Fair. 

1397, July 25. 

Willelmus de Clyfton attachiatus fuit ad respondendum Ricardo 
Northwell, de Lyncolne, bower, de placito transgressionis : plegius 
de prosequendo — Thomas de Arnall : et queritur de eo quod ubi 
idem Ricardus, ad festum Sancti Martini in Yheme, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi xx^, sicut venit ad Fairiam de Lenton cum arcubus 
suis vendibilibus vendendis, hospitatus fuit ad domum Thomae de 
' ea,^ 'eis,' MS. ^ ad,'\ 'et,' MS. 



1397] RECORDS OF TIIR BOROUGH OF NOTTIXf.IIANr. 349 

Roger should have had it from her for 2d., whereby tlie said Roger 
was deceived of the sale of ale to divers men in the aforesaid fair, 
whereby the said Roger is injured to the damage of the aforesaid 
Roger of 20s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
William and Agnes come, by their attorney John Breadsall, and 
defend the force and injury, etc., and say that they are therein of 
nothing guilty, and they seek that this may be inquired; and the 
other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 1296, ro. i/d. 

CLXXVII. — Action for Deceit in quality of Tiles put upon a Hoiise. 

1397, July 25. 

The same William [Huntston] makes plaint of the said John 
[Slater] on a plea of agreement, that whereas the said John, in 
the 1 6th year of the reign of King Richard the Second, made an 
agreement here at Nottingham with the said William that the said 
John should not put any but good tiles upon the house of the 
aforesaid William, the said John put bad tiles upon the said house 
which were not suitable, and which fell from the said house, whereby 
the timber of the aforesaid house is ruined by divers tempests of 
rain, in default of the said John, and so he says that the said John 
has broken the agreement with him, to the damage of the aforesaid 
William of 40s., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
John comes in his own person, and defends the force and injury, etc., 
and says that he has broken no agreement with him, and he seeks 
that this may be inquired ; and the other likewise. Therefore it is 
commanded, etc. 1296, ro. 22. 

CLXXVIIL— r/^t// ofBoti's brought to Nottingham for 
Sale at Lenton Fair. 

1397, July 25- 

William de Clifton was attached to answer to Richard Northwell, 
of Lincoln, bowyer, on a plea of trespass: pledge of prosecuting — 
Thomas de Arnold: and he makes plaint that whereas the said 
Richard, at the feast of Saint Martin in Winter, in the 20th year 
of the reign of King Richard the Second, as he came to the Fair of 
Lenton with his saleable bows to sell, lodged at the house of Thomas 
de Arnold here at Nottingham, the said William, within the said 



350 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1397 

Arnall hie apud Notyngham, idem Willelmus, infra dietam domum 
ubi praedieti areus^ steterunt, serpeleriam ipsorum aperuit,^ et tres 
arcus, pretii eujuslibet ijs., de praedictis arcubus eum eo cepit et 
abduxit, unde idem Ricardus deterioratus est et dampna habet ad 
valentiam dimidiae marcae, inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus 
Willelmus in propria persona sua venit, ct defendit vim et injuriam, 
etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo est culpabilis, et hoc ponit se 
super patriam; et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. — Et 
modo venit dictus Willelmus in propria persona sua, et cognovit se 
in toto esse culpabilem versus praedictum, salvo in dampnis: et modo 
dampna taxantur [ad] vjd. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod 
idem Ricardus recuperet de dicto Willelmo praedictos tres arcus 
pretii praedieti, vel praedictum prctium, ct pro dampnis vjd. ; et 
dictus Willelmus in misericordia. 1296, ro. for. 7. 



CLXXIX.— ////7//^ of the office of Bailiff-Errant 
for the County of Derby. 

1397, August 22. 

Johannes Rysum, querens, optulit se versus Rogerum Doket in 
placito conventionis, qui pluries fecit defectum ; et modo venit dictus 
Johannes et dicit quod ubi idem Johannes, ad festum Sancti Martini, 
anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xxo, locavit de dicto Rogero, hie 
apud Notyngham, officium Ballivi vocati ' Baylyarrande' in Comitatu 
Derb[iae], pro firma xxs., a praedicto festo anno supradicto usque ad 
praedictum festum tunc proximum sequens, prout idem Johannes 
de praedicto Rogero prius habuit ante praedictum annum, anno regni 
regis praescripti xix», et eidem Rogero de praedicta firma solvenda 
ad ingressum xs. argenti, quam firmam praedieti officii idem Rogerus 
per praedictum annum praefato Johanni warantizavit, sicut prius 
habuit, idem Johannes praefato Rogero de conventione praedicta 
praefato Rogero [solvit] xs., et idem Johannes de conventione sua 
praedicta ex in defectu ejusdem Rogeri ad praedictum festum Sancti 
Martini depositus fuit, per quod idem Johannes dictos xs. et officium 
praedictum perdidit, ct sic dicit quod idem Rogerus dietam con- 
ventionem ver.sus eum fregit, unde deterioratus est et dampna habet 

' arciis,^ 'arci,'MS, - a^ciuii,'] 'apparuit,' MS. 



1397] RECORDS OF THE F-OROUnil OF NOTTINGHAM. 35 1 

house where the aforesaid bows stood, opened the packing-cloths 
of the same, and took and carried away with him three bows of 
the aforesaid bows, value of each bow 2s., whereby the said Richard 
is injured and has received damages to the amount of half a mark, 
wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid William comes in 
his own person, and defends the force and injury, etc., and says 
that he therein is guilty of nothing, and as to this he places himself 
upon the countr}-; and the other likewise. Therefore it is com- 
manded, etc. — And now the said William comes in his own person, 
and acknowledged that he was guilty towards the aforesaid (Richard) 
in everything, excepting in the damages: and the damages are now 
taxed at 6d. Therefore it is decided by the Court that the said 
Richard shall recover from the said William the aforesaid three bows 
of the value aforesaid, or the aforesaid price, and 6d. for damages; 
and the said William is in ' misericordia.' 1 296, ro. for. 7. 

CLXXIX. — Hiring of the office of Bailiff-Errant 
for the County of Derby. 

1397, August 22. 

John Rysum, complainant, appeared against Roger Doket in a 
plea of agreement, who many times made default; and now the said 
John comes and says that whereas the said John, at the feast of 
Saint Martin, in the 20th year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second, hired from the said Roger, here at Nottingham, the office of 
the Bailiff called the ' Bailiff Errant ' in the County of Derby, for a 
ferm of 20s., from the aforesaid feast in the above-written year until 
the aforesaid feast then next following, in the same manner as the 
said John previously had it from the aforesaid Roger before the 
aforesaid year, in the 19th year of the reign of the before-written 
king, and paying for the aforesaid ferm to the said Roger at his 
admission los. in silver, which ferm of the aforesaid office the said 
Roger warranted for the aforesaid year to the aforesaid John, as 
he (John) previously had it, the said John paid to the aforesaid 
Roger IDS. upon the aforesaid agreement, and the same John was 
deposed from his agreement in default of the same Roger at the 
aforesaid feast of Saint Martin, whereby the said John lost the said 
IDS. and the aforesaid office, and so he says that the said Roger has 
broken the said agreement with him, whereby he is injured and 



3 52 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

ad valentiam xls., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus Rogerus 
dicit quod ipse nunquam fuit depositus per ipsum de praedicto officio, 
neque perdere ipsum fecit praedictos xs., et hoc petit quod inquiratur; 
et alius similiter. Ideo praeceptum est, etc. 1296, ro. 23. 



CLXXX. — Collection of the Ferm of Hethbeth Bridge. 
1397, August 22. 

Willelmus Gye et Ricardus de Langar, armerer, querentes, optu- 
lerunt se versus Robcrtum Bell in placito debiti, qui pluries fecit 
defectum; ct modo veniunt praedicti Willelmus et Ricardus in pro- 
priis personis suis, et dicunt quod idem Robertus eis debet centum 
solidos pro collcctione firmae Pontis de Heyebeth', pro quibus c. 
solidis iidem Ricardus et Willelmus Majori et Camerariis ac Ricardo 
Verdesaux tenentur solvere per suum scriptum obligatorium, qui 
quidem centum solidi in plena Curia libertatis villae Notingham per 
praedictum Ricardum Verdesaux rec[uperati sunt.]^ 1296, ro. 23. 



QX.y.YJ^l.— Action against the Abbot of Rnjford for Debt. 
1397, September 21. 

Johannes de Farnesfeld, Abbas de Rughford, attachiatus est per 
unam carectam cum corrio tannato ad respondendum Ceciliae quae 
fuit uxor Willelmi de Emley, de Notyngham, in placito debiti : plegii 
de prosequendo — Hugo Fox, Ricardus Pye. Et super hoc dicta 
Cecilia ponit loco suo Ricardum de Wyrsop et Willelmum de Tor- 
laton conjunctim et divisim, ad lucrandum vel perdendum in placito 
praedicto; et modo venit dicta Cecilia in propria persona sua, et 
dictus Johannes Abbas non venit. Ideo distringatur contra horam 
sextam proximo futuram. — Ad quam horam venit dicta Cecilia in 
propria persona sua, et dictus Johannes Abbas non venit. Ideo 
distringatur contra horam secundam post horam nonam proximo 
futuram. — Ad quem diem et horam venit dicta Cecilia, per attornatos 
suos praescriptos, et dictus Johannes non venit. Ideo distringatur 
' The defendant afterwards acknowledged the debt ; ro. 25d. 



139/] RFCORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXCxHA>r. 353 

has received damages to the amount of 40s., wherefore he enters 
suit, etc. And the aforesaid Roger says that he was never deposed 
by him from the aforesaid office, nor did he cause him to lose the 
aforesaid los., and he seeks that this may be inquired; and the other 
Hkewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 1296, ro. 23. 



CLXXX. — Collection of the Fcrm of Hethbeth Bridge. 
1397, August 22. 

William Gye and Richard de Langar, armourer, complainants, 
appeared against Robert Bell in a plea of debt, who many times 
made default ; and now the aforesaid William and Richard come 
in their own persons, and say that the same Robert owes them a 
hundred shillings for the collection of the ferm of the Bridge of 
Heyebeth', for which iocs, the same Richard and William are bound 
to pay to the ^layor and Chamberlains and to Richard Verdesaux 
by their obligatory writing, which hundred shillings [were] rec[overed] 
in full Court of the liberty of the town of Nottingham by the afore- 
said Richard Verdesaux.' 1296, ro. 23. 



CLXXXL— v4r//^;/ against the Abbot of Rnfford for Debt. 
1397, September 21. 

John de Farnsfield, Abbot of Rufford, is attached by a cart with 
tanned leather to answer to Cecily who was the wife of William de 
Emley, of Nottingham, in a plea of debt: pledges of prosecuting — 
Hugh Fox, Richard Pye. And hereupon the said Cecily puts in her 
place Richard de Worksop and William de Torlaton jointly and 
singly, to win or lose in the aforesaid plea; and now the said Cecily 
comes in her own person, and the said Abbot John does not come. 
Therefore let him be distrained against the sixth hour next to come. 
— At which hour the said Cecily comes in her own person, and the 
said Abbot John does not come. Therefore let him be distrained 
against the second hour after the ninth hour next to come. — At 
which day and hour the said Cecily comes, by her aforesaid attorneys, 
and the said John does not come. Therefore let him be distrained 
against the fourth hour after the ninth hour next to come. — At which 



354 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

contra horam quartam post horam nonam proximo futuram. — Ad 
quern diem et horam venit praedicta Cecilia, per attornatos suos prae- 
dictos, et dictus Johannes Abbas adhuc non venit. Ideo distringatur 
contra diem Sabbati ad horam primam proximo futuram. — Ad quem 
diem et horam partes praedictae per Hcentiam Curiae concordatae 
sunt, et dictus Johannes Abbas in misericordia. 1296, ro. for. 8. 



CLXXXII. — Action for an Indulf^encc procured at Rome. 
1397, September 25. 

Ricardus de Watenowe, capellanus, per attornatum suum Jo- 
hannem Braydesale, querens, optuHt se versus Nicholaum Barnac et 
versus Margeriam uxorem ejus in placito debiti, de eis quod iidem 
Nicholaus et Margeria ei debent vjs. et viijd., et unum busshellum 
frumenti pretii xvjd., videHcet, vjs. et viijd. pro quadam indulgentia 
sibi perquisita per Magistrum Thomam de Kyrkeby, anno Domini 
gratiae millesimo CCC. [nonogesimo] primo, apud Romam, et prae- 
dictum busshellum frumenti quod Johannes Maister, de Watenowe, 
pater praedicti Ricardi, praefatis Nicholao et Margeriae praestitit 
anno praescripto, et quod busshellum frumenti iidem Nicholaus et 
Margeria pracfato Johanni in vita sua solvisset, aut praefato Ricardo, 
ut executori testamenti praedicti Johannis patris sui, solvisset, et prac- 
dictos vjs. viijd. similiter, anno praescripto, et licet saepius requisiti 
fuerint iidem Nicholaus et Margeria ei dictos denarios solvere con- 
tradixerunt, et adhuc contradicunt, unde idem Ricardus deterioratus 
est et dampna habet ad valentiam xld., inde producit sectam, etc. 
Et praedicti Nicholaus et Margeria in propriis personis suis^ veniunt, 
et defendunt vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipsi nullum denarium 
nee nullum frumcntum ei debent, et hoc petunt vadiare legem suam. 
Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod iidem Nicholaus et Margeria 
veniant se quarta manu ad horam sextam proximo futuram. — Ad 
quam horam venit praedictus Ricardus, per attornatum suum prae- 
dictum, et praedicti Nicholaus et Margeria similiter cum lege sua se 
quarta manu veniunt,^ et praedicti^ Nicholaus et Margeria veniunt, 
qui dicunt super sacramentum suum quod iidem Nicholaus et Mar- 
geria nullum denarium de praedictis vjs. et viijd., nee de busshello 

' propriis personis suis,'\ 'propria per- - Te}iiu!if,'\ 'venit,' MS. 

sona sua,' MS, ^ praedicti,'] 'praedictus,' MS. 



1397] RECORDS OF THE r.OROUGII OF NOTTINGHAM. 355 

day and hour the aforesaid Cecily comes, by her aforesaid attorneys, 
and the said Abbot to this time does not come. Therefore let him 
be distrained against Saturday at the first hour next to come. — At 
which day and hour the parties aforesaid are agreed by the allowance 
of the Court, and the said Abbot John is in ' misericordia.' 

1296, ro. for. 8. 



CLXXXII. — Action for an Indnlgcnce procuj-ed at Rome. 

1397- September 25. 

Richard de Watnow, chaplain, by his attorney John Breadsall, 
complainant, appeared against Nicholas Barnack and against Margery 
his wife in a plea of debt, that the said Nicholas and Margery owe 
him 6s. 8d., and a bushel of corn of the value of i6d., to wit, 6s. 8d. 
for an indulgence obtained for them by Master Thomas de Kirkby, in 
the year of the grace of our Lord one thousand three hundred and 
ninety-one, at Rome, and the aforesaid bushel of corn which John 
Maister, of Watnow, father of the aforesaid Richard, lent to the 
aforesaid Nicholas and Margery in the year before-written, and which 
bushel of corn the said Nicholas and Margery should have paid to 
the aforesaid John during his life, or should have paid to the afore- 
said Richard, as executor of the testament of the aforesaid John his 
father, and likewise the aforesaid 6s. 8d., in the year before-written, 
and although they had been often asked the said Nicholas and 
Margery refused, and to this time refuse, to pay him the said money, 
whereby the said Richard is injured and has received damages to the 
amount of 40d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
Nicholas and Margery come in their own persons, and defend the 
force and injury, etc., and say that they owe him no money or corn, 
and as to this they seek to wage their law. Therefore it is decided 
by the Court that the same Nicholas and Margery shall come, them- 
selves with a band of four at the sixth hour next to come. — At 
which hour the aforesaid Richard comes, by his attorney aforesaid, 
and the aforesaid Nicholas and Margery likewise come with their 
law, themselves and a band of four, and the aforesaid Nicholas and 
Margery come, who say upon their oath that the said Nicholas 
and Margery owe him no money of the aforesaid 6s. 8d., nor of the 
bushel of corn, and hereupon the said Nicholas and Margery made 



356 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l399 

frumenti ei debent, et super hoc iidem Nicholaus et Margeria se 
quarta manu fecerunt legem. Ideo consideratum est per Curiam 
quod idem Ricardus nichil capiat per querelam istam, set pro injusta 
querela sua sit in misericordia; et dicti Nicholaus et Margeria inde 
eant quieti.^ 1296, ro. for. 8d. 

CLXXXIII. — Action for Operations upon tJie Causezvay in the 

Meadoii's. 

1398, October 16. 

Johannes FulKvod, per attornatum suum Willelmum de Torlaton, 
querens, optuHt se versus Ricardum de Crophill in placito debiti, qui 
pluries fecit defectum ; et modo venit dictus Johannes, per attornatum 
suum praedictum, et dicit quod idem Ricardus ei debet iijs. vijd. pro 
operatione cum praedicto Ricardo super le Causey in pratis de 
Notyngham, quos solvisset ad festum Sancti Petri ad Vincula, anno 
regni Regis Ricardi Secundi xxijo, et licet saepius requisitus fuerit 
idem Ricardus ei dictos denarios solvere contradixit, ad dampna 
praedicti Johannis xijd., inde producit sectam, etc. Et praedictus 
Ricardus in propria persona sua venit, et defendit vim et injuriam, 
etc., et dicit quod nichil ei debet prout ipse superius versus eum 
narravit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur, etc. i-97> ro. 2. 



CLXXXI V. — Proclamation of the Mayor regulating the 
Keeping of Swi)ie, etc. 

1398-9. 

Johannes Bank queritur de Roberto Hayword de placito trans- 
gressionis, de eo quod ubi mos^ et consuetudo Notynghamiae est 
quod quisque homo habens [porcos] hie in Notyngham,^ per procla- 
mationem Majoris libertatis villae Notynghamiae, custodiret porcos 
suos in domibus suis, vel praedictos porcos hab[eret] porsenario, ita 
quod dampnum diversis hominibus non faceret per defectum justae"^ 
custodiae, porci praedicti Roberti, ad festum Nativitatis Sancti Jo- 
hannis Baptistae, anno regni Regis Ricardi x . . , injuste weryaverunt 
et commederunt unum cokcliekyn praedicti Johannis, pretii xijd., et 

' quieti,'] ' quietos,' MS. 3 < et ' omitted. 

^ mos,] 'mors,' MS. * j'm/ae,] 'imiste,' MS. (for 'injustae'). 



1399] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 357 

their law, themselves with a band of four. Therefore it is decided 
by the Court that the said Richard shall take nothing upon this 
plea, but shall be in 'misericordia' for his unjust plea; and the said 
Nicholas and Margery shall thereupon go quit. 1296, ro. for. 8d. 



CLXXXIII. — Action for Operations upon the Causetvay in the 

Meadoivs. 

1398, October 16. 

John Fullwood, by his attorney William dc Torlaton, complainant, 
appeared against Richard de Crophill in a plea of debt, who many 
times made default; and now the said John comes, by his aforesaid 
attorney, and says that the said Richard owes him 3s. /d. for working 
with the aforesaid Richard upon the Causeway in the meadows of 
Nottingham, which he should have paid at the feast of Saint Peter 
ad Vincula, in the 22nd year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second, and although he had been often asked the said Richard 
refused to pay him the said money, to the damage of the aforesaid 
John of 1 2d., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the aforesaid 
Richard comes in his own person, and defends the force and injur}', 
etc., and says that he owes him nothing as he has above set forth 
against him, and he seeks that this may be inquired, etc. 1297, ro. 2. 

CLXXXIV. — Proclamation of the Mayor regulating the 
keeping of Szui)ie, etc. 

1398-9. 

John Bank makes plaint of Robert Hayward on a plea of trespass, 
that whereas the usage and custom of Nottingham is that every man 
having swine here in Nottingham should, by the proclamation of 
the Mayor of the liberty of the town of Nottingham, keep his swine 
in his houses, or should have the aforesaid swine in a pig-sty, so 
that he should not cause damage to divers men through default of 
proper custod}', the swine of the aforesaid Robert, at the feast 
of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, in the i . . year of the 
reign of King Richard, worried and devoured a cock-chicken of the 
aforesaid John, value I2d., and a mayse of red herrings, value 6s. 8d., 
in default of the aforesaid Robert, because the aforesaid swine were 



358 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l399 

unum viayse allecis rubyi, pretii vjs. viijd., in defectu praedicti Roberti, 
quia praedicti porci non custoditi fuerunt, unde idem Johannes deteri- 
oratus est et dampnum habet ad valentiam xs., inde producit sectam, 
etc. [Et] praedictus Robertas in propria persona sua venit, et defendit 
vim et injuriam, etc., et dicit quod ipse inde in nullo est culpabilis 
prout ipse superius versus [eum] narravit, et hoc ponit se super 
patriam; et aUus similiter. Ideo pracceptum est, etc. 1297, ro. 9. 

CLXXXV^ — Action for Money due to the Gild of tJie Holy Trinity. 

1399. July 9- 

Henricus Chetwyn queritur de Johanne Torlaton de placito debiti 
ijs. vjd. pro Gilda Sanctae Trinitatis, quos ei solvisse debuisset ad 
festum Sanctae Trinitatis, anno xxij^o, etc. Et venit dictus Johannes, 
et dicit quod ipse dictos denarios solvit Johanni Lichfeld, Aldermanio 
dictae Gildae, et hoc petit quod inquiratur. Ideo praeceptum est 
Ballivis quod summoneant inquisitionem inter eos contra proximam 
Curiam.^ 1297, ro. 2 id. 

CLXXXVI. — Adjournment of Pleas on account of the service of 
parties therein luith the Duke of Lancaster. 

1 399, August 6. 

Thomas Arnall, querens, optulit se versus Ricardum Cropphill de 
placito debiti, quae ultimo continuabatur usque in hunc diem, et 
modo per processum continuatur eadem querela usque ad proximam 
Curiam, quia dictus Ricardus occupatus est in servitio Henrici, Ducis 
Lancastr[iae], pro commodo Domini Regis et regni Angliae. 

Jurata inter Robertum Chasterfeld, querentem, et Johannem 
Ward, barbur, defendentem, de placito detentionis, ut patet in xx» 
Rotulo, pendet pro defectu juratorum; et modo jurata ilia ponitur 
in respectu usque, et continuatur usque ad adventum praedicti Jo- 
hannis Ward, pro eo quod idem Johannes est in servitio Henrici, 
Ducis Lancastr[iae], pro utilitate Domini Regis et regni Angliae. 
Sine amerciamento. 1297, ro. 23. 

August 20. 

Jurata inter Johannem Odynges et Elizabetham uxorem ejus, 
querentes, et Rogerum de Waltham, defendentem, in placito de- 

' A verdict for the plaintiff' is recorded ; ro. 23. 



1399] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 359 

not guarded, whereby the said John is injured and has received 
damage to the amount of los., wherefore he enters suit, etc. And the 
aforesaid Robert comes in his own person, and defends the force and 
injury, etc., and says that he therein is guilty of nothing as he has 
above set forth against him, and as to this he places himself upon 
the country ; and the other likewise. Therefore it is commanded, etc. 

1297, ro. 9. 

CLXXXV. — Action for Money due to the Gild of the Holy Trinity. 

1399, July 9- 
Henry Chetwin makes plaint of John Torlaton on a plea of a 
debt of 2s. 6d. for the Gild of the Holy Trinit}-, which he ought to 
have paid him at the feast of the Holy Trinity, in the 22nd year, etc. 
And the said John comes, and says that he paid the said money to 
John Lichfield, Alderman of the said Gild, and he seeks that this 
may be inquired. Therefore the Bailiffs are commanded to summon 
an inquest between them against the next Court.^ 1297, ro. 2 id. 

CLXXX\T. — Adjoiiriunent of Pleas on account of the service of 
parties therein with the Duke of Lancaster. 

1 399, August 6. 

Thomas Arnold, complainant, appeared against Richard Crophill 
on a plea of debt, which (plea) at the last Court was continued to 
this day, and now the same plea is continued by the process to the 
next Court, because the said Richard is engaged in the service of 
Henry, Duke of Lancaster, for the advantage of our Lord the King 
and of the realm of England. 

The jury between Robert Chesterfield, complainant, and John 
Ward, barber, defendant, on a plea of detention, as appears in the 
20th Roll, is pending on account of the default of the jurors; and now 
this jury is placed in respite until, and is continued until the coming 
of the aforesaid John Ward, because the said John is in the service 
of Henry, Duke of Lancaster, for the benefit of our Lord the King 
and of the realm of England. Without amercement. 1297, ro. 23. 

August 20. 

The jury between John Odynges and Eli/.abeth his wife, com- 
plainants, and Roger de Waltham, defendant, in a plea of detention. 



360 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l399 

tentionis, ut patet in xxij" Rotulo, pendet usque in hunc diem pro 
defectu juratorum; modo jurata ponitur in respectu pro defectu 
juratorum usque ad proximam Curiam, eo quod dictus Johannes 
Odynges est in servitio Ducis Lanc[astriae] pro communi utilitate 
Regis et regni Angliae. 1297, ro. 24. 

CLXXXV'II. — Charge of Assault against the Sub-Bailiff. 
1 399, August 6. 

Custantia^ Rysom queritur de Johanne Lovell de placito trans- 
gressionis, unde attachiatus est; et unde queritur quod dictus Jo- 
hannes, certo die et loco hie apud Notyngham, injuste et contra 
pacem in ipsam Johannam insultum fecit, et clava sua earn verbcravit, 
ad dampna ipsius Johannae de xls., etc. Et venit dictus Johannes, 
justificans dictum factum, et dicit quod ipse, die et loco praedictis, 
secundum officium suum sub-ballivi Notingham', arestavit dictam 
Johannam ad sectam cujusdam Isabellae Durnys per querclam de 
placito transgressionis et bateriae, cui quidem arrestationi^ dicta 
Johanna restitit,^ ob quam resistentiam et rescussum dictus Johannes 
cam in officio suo sustentando, quousque ilia cum eo pergere voluit 
ad prisonam, percussit, unde non intendit se ad dictam Johannam se 
ulterius responsurum, et hoc, etc. Et inde dicta Johanna dicit se non 
restitisse dictae arestationi, sed ipse Johannes ex sua propria injuria 
ipsam verberavit, et hoc petit quod inquiratur; et ipse Johannes 
similiter. Ideo summoneatur inquisitio inter eos contra proximam 
Curiam. 1297, ro. 23. 

' It will be seen that she is called - cui quidem arrestationi,^ 'quam qui- 

' Joan ' in the body of the proceedings. dem arrestationem,' MS. 



1399] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 361 

as appears in the 22nd Roll, is pending until this day on account of 
the default of the jurors; now the jury is placed in respite on account 
of the default of the jurors until the next Court, because the said 
John Odynges is in the service of the Duke of Lancaster for the 
common benefit of the King and realm of England. 1^97, I'o. 24. 



CLXXXVII. — Charge of Assau/t against the Sub-Bailie 
1 399' August 6. 

Custance^ Rysum makes plaint of John Lovel on a plea of 
trespass, wherefore he is attached ; and hereupon she makes plaint 
that the said John, on a certain day and at a certain place here at 
Nottingham, made an assault upon the said Joan unjustly and 
against the peace, and beat her with his club, to the damage of the 
said Joan of 40s., etc. And the said John come.s, justifying the said 
deed, and he says that he, at the day and place aforesaid, according 
to his office of sub-bailiff of Nottingham, arrested the said Joan at 
the suit of one Isabella Durnys for a plea of trespass and battery, 
which arrest the said Joan resisted, on account of which resistance 
and rescue the said John in support of his office struck her until 
she would go to prison with him, wherefore it is not incumbent upon 
him to further answer to the said Joan, and this, etc. And hereupon 
the said Joan says that she did not resist the said arrest, but that 
the said John from his own initiative beat her, and she seeks that this 
may be inquired; and the said John likewise. Therefore let an 
inquest be summoned between them against the next Court. 

1297, ro. 23 

3 re$titit,'\ 'rcsistitil,' M.S. 



CALENDAR OF CHARTERS, ETC. 
1225-1399. 



The proper names (with the exception of Nottingham) are printed in this Calendar in 
the form in which they occur in the original deeds. 



I. — 1225, November 17. Agreement made between the Lord 
King's Burgesses of Nottingham and the men of the Borough of 
Retdford, whereby the Burgesses of Nottingham let to the Burgesses 
of Retdford their toll. Made on the same day, to the same effect, 
and with the same witnesses as the grant printed at p. 18 (No. X.). 

4218. 

II. — 1225, November 17. Copy, in a hand of circa 1500, of 
Receipt by the Burgesses of Retford of the toll of the Burgesses 
of Nottingham. To the same effect as No. X. (p. 18). 4219. 

III. — \Circa 1230.] Grant from William, son of Brien, of Not- 
tingham, to Ralph, son of Sewal' of 10^ acres of arable land in 
Nottingham, to wit, one acre next to the causeway between the 
small bridges and the bridge of Hethebeye, the fourth (acre) from 
the causeway; half an acre near the Trent towards Bolflet; two acres 
at the head of Lingdal' towards Radeford; half an acre in Wren- 
nedal'; half an acre near the w^ay between the Hospital and the 
gallows towards the west; five roods in Snapedal'; one rood in 
Astidal'; half an acre on PesehuU'; three acres on Aldewong', near 
the land of Robert, son of Engeram; half an acre near the Bee 
towards the cast, and half an acre towards the west: rendering 
therefor a pair of white gloves or a halfpenny at Easter. Witnesses : 
Henry Kitte, Henry the Tailor (' Scissor '), Augustin the Clerk, William 
his son, Robert le Palmer, William Asti, Nicholas le Ferrun, John 
Daft, Astin Kardon', William son of Alvinc, Richard de Lenton, 
Simon Toui. Stretton MSS. at the Free Library, No. I. 



364 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1272 

IV. — \Tevip. Edivard /.] Grant from Ragenilda, daughter of 
Henry Tardi, of Wilwetone, to Robert, son of Richard Ic Stivvard, 
of Wihveton, of her right and claim in a bovate of land with toft, 
etc., within and without the vill of Wihveton, which she formerly held 
of Symon de Chanci. Witnesses : William le Vendur, of Haumewell', 
William Randulf, William Constancie, of Bliburgh', William son of 
Richard le Stiward, of Wihveton, William atte Kyrke, Alexander 
Tyui, John Chanterel, Roger Folkesune, Roger de Dunstall, Alex- 
ander son of the Miller (' filius Molendinarii '), Hugh le Brut. 

Stretton MSS., No. H. 

V. — YTcmp. Edzuard I.'\ Lease from Margery, relict of Roger de 
Malpas ('de Malo passu'), and William, son of the said Roger, to 
James de Weverham and to his assigns (excepting to men of religion 
and chief lords), of a piece ('placea') of land in Leg', for a term of 
28 years. Witnesses: Hugh de Button, Roger de Chedlc, knights, 
David de Su . . ton (?), de Larkenton, . . . . de Wilmleg', Henry 
de Cholmundeleg', and Roger Bell. [J/z/r/t defaced ivith ink.'] 

Stretton MSS., No. HL 

VI. — \Tcinp. Edivard /.] Grant from John, son of Geoffrey de 
Stikeford, to John, son of John de Stikeford, and Rose his wife, of a 
selion of arable land with an acre-head (' akrehevedo ') in Stikeford, 
lying on the southern side of the vill in Westopland, between the 
land of the said John son of John on the north and of Peter Blout- 
heved on the south, abutting towards the east upon the common way 
and towards the west upon the marsh. Witnesses: Hamund de 
Bolon', Roger son of Rengot', Henry le Long', Henry Mogge, all of 
Stikeford, and William Mogge. Stretton MSS., No. IV. 

VII. — YTemp. Edivard /.] Grant from Hamund le^ Boloyn to 
John, son of John de Stikeford, of two selions of arable land on the 
north of the vill (of Stikeford), lying on both sides of the selion 
which was Simon For's, and abutting towards the north upon the 
common way and towards the south upon the headland (' forera ') of 
William Mugh, in exchange for two selions in the same furlongs 
between the land of the said John and the land of Adam le Salter. 
Witnesses: Roger son of Rengot, John son of Geoffrey, Henry Long, 
Richard son of Martin, John son of Philip, Roger the Clerk. 

Stretton MSS., No. V. 



I2<S2] RECORDS OF THE BOROEGII OF NOTTINGHAM. 365 

VIII. — \Tcinp. Ecki^'ard I.] Grant from William Siuard, of Stikc- 
ford, to Ranulph, son of Ranulph dc Frekenay, and Peter his son, 
and Matilda daughter of the said Ranulph, and the heirs of Matilda, 
of a moiet)- of a toft with five selions of land in Stikeford, whereof 
two selions lie in Estetrofct', with a moiety of a toft between the land 
of William Coupcman and the land of Hugh Koloyn, and three 
selions formerly Matilda's, mother of the grantor, and all the lands 
in Stikeford which Robert his brother had after the decease of Ralph 
his father. Witnesses: Hamund de Bolonia, John de Stikeford, 
Thomas Mugg' of the same, Roger Foche, Peter de Irford, Peter 
Valentin, Stephen Breuster, John Asc'. Stretton MSS., No. VI. 

IX. — [Temp. Edward I.] Grant from Robert, son of Geoffrey de 
Lenton', to John de Henovere, Burgess of Nottingham, of two selions 
of arable land lying upon ' Blacclivegate,'i between which lies the 
land of William, the son of William the Parson, which lands lie ' in 
territorio de Lenton.' Witnesses: Richard de Redinges, William 
son of Alain, William son of Serlo, William Bugge, William son 
of Geoffrey of Lentona, William de Rodes, William Garget, Laurence 
Hamund, clerk. 4221. 

X. — 1 28 1, November 2. Release from John, son of John Dafte, 
of Nottingham, to Thomas, son of Robert Dafte, of the same, of his 
right in a messuage lying in the Lorimers' Street (' in vico Lorimeri- 
orum '), between the land of Master Reginald on the north and the 
land of Henry Dod on the south. Witnesses: Richard de Brade- 
mere, Bailiff of Nottingham, Jordan de la Barregate, Michael the 
Goldsmith (' Aurifaber '), Roger de Landeford, Henry Dru, Godman 
the Painter ('Pictor'), Master Reginald, William Ic Cupper, Henry 
Dod, John Burgman, William the Clerk.^ Stretton MSS., No. VII. 

XI. — [128 1 -2.] Grant from Thomas Dafte, of Nottingham, to 
Robert his son of the above messuage: rendering therefor 3d. yearly 
to the ferm of the King, and 6d. to the House of Newstead (' de 
Novo Loco') in Schyrewode, and 2d. to the Mass of the Blessed 
Mary in the Church of S. Peter of Nottingham, etc. Witnesses: 

■ Thoroton quotes a grant from Herbert * The seal affixed I^ears the ins."ription 

de Bilborough to the Priory of Lenton, of 's'lOins : Fu/ioms : DAFT' [i.e., the Seal 

a rent of a mark issuing from a mill between of John, son of John Daft). 

'Blaccliff' and Radford. — Anticjiiitics of 
Notts., p. 231 b. 



l66 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1284 

Richard de Brademere, Bailiff, Jordan dc la Barregate, Michael the 
Goldsmith (' Aurifaber '), William le Specer, Roger de Landeford, 
Godman the Painter ('Pictor'), Henry Dod, John Burgman, Richard 
le Feroun, Master Reginald, William the Clerk.^ 

Stretton MSS., No. VIII. 

XII. — {Before 1284.] Release from Paulinus, son of Nicholas de 
Chillewclle, of Nottingham, to Michael le Orfevre of right in a rent 
of IIS., one cock and two hens, issuing from the tenement held by 
the said Michael in the Lorimers' Street (' in Vico Lorimeriorum ') ; 
which rent the said Nicholas, the father of Paulinus, and Sir Nicholas 
the Chaplain, brother of Paulinus, had granted to the said Michael. 
Witnesses: Henry Putrel, Bailiff of Nottingham, Roger de Crophull, 
William de Lyncoln, Benedict Hunte, William le Specer, Nicholas 
dc Chyllewcll, father of the releasor, Thomas le Orfevre, Hugh the 
Clcrk.2 4220. 

XIII. — [Temp. Edivard I\ Release by Robert Stoward, of Not- 
tingham, to John, son of Marjorie, of the same, of his right in a part 
of a chief messuage formerly Richard Bertilmeu's in the Saturday 
Market (' in Foro Sabbati '), Nottingham, which Thomas de Athil- 
welle formerly held, with the shop under the loft^ towards the 
aforesaid market, and with the easement of a well in the court.^ 
Witnesses: Richard Chaumpeneys, then Bailiff of Nottingham, 
Richard le Cupper, Roger de Hinovere, Peter de Morewode, Robert 
Dirry, Jordan son of Elias, Thomas de Athilwelle, William Sele, 
William the Clerk. 4223a. 

XIV. — YTeinp. Edzvard /.] Demise of the above premises with 
appurtenances, etc., and the easement of a water well in the court, 
but excepting the storehouse, from the said Robert Stoward to the 
same John, son of Marjorie, to the end of the term named in a 
chirograph between the said Robert and William Kniccesanke and 
the said John for a term of fifteen years. Witnesses: Thomas de 
Athihvelle, Robert Dirri, Jordan son of Elias, Peter de Morewode, 
William Sele, John de Morleye, Richard Freman, Thomas Litel, 
William the Clerk. 4223b. 

' TheseaUias 's'tom . . . notixgham.' ^ 'cum selda sub solario.' 

^ The seal has a cross and the inscrip- '' ' cum aysiamento putei aquatici in 

tion '. . . . UNI : DE : CHILLWEL,' for Curia.' 

' SigiUum Paulini de Chillwel' ('the Seal 

of Paulinus de Chilv.ell '). 



1295] RECORHS OF TIIK P.OROrnil OF NOT TIXCIIA^r. 367 

XV. — [circa 1285, November 20.] Grant by John, son of Mar- 
gery de Sutton, skinner, of Nottingham to Henry de Wolloston, of 
Nottingham, of an annual rent of five shillings from the chief 
messuage which Richard l^crtilmcu formerly held in the Saturday 
Market, lying between the messuage of John le Flemeng, and the 
loft (' solarium ') which was formerly Nicholas le Ferun's, for a term 
of 20 years from the Feast of S. Edmund the King, 14th Edward I.^ 
Witnesses: Hugh le Flemeng, Mayor, William Jorden and Reginald 
de Acre, Bailiffs, John le Palmer, Roger de Crophull, John le 
Flemeng, Peter de Marwode, Roger de Henovere, Henry de Wode- 
burg, Jordan Elys, Robert Dyry, Thomas de Athelwell, Hugh de 
Wolloston, Hugh the Clerk. 4225. 

XVI. — {after 1284.] Grant by Robert, son of Robert Stoward, 
of Nottingham, to William, son of William Bullok, of Nottingham, 
and to Matilda his wife, the sister of the said Robert, of a moiety of 
a toft and edifices thereon, formerly belonging to the grantor's 
father, lying in the Lorimers' Street (' in via Lorimeriorum '), which 
moiety is the one nearest to the lane leading to the Church of 
S. Peter; rendering therefor annually to the fcrm of the King in 
the French Borough of Nottingham threepence. Witnesses : Richard 
Becok and Sewall Brien, then Bailiffs of Nottingham, Benedict 
Hunte, Michael Aurifaber,^ William Hunte, Hugh Aurifaber,^ 
Richard Alrich, Godman Pictor,^ Thomas Aurifaber,^ John Pictor,^ 
John Burkman, William the Clerk. 4224. 

XVn. — [1287, c. July 13.] Demise from John, son of Margery 
of Nottingham, to Henry de Wodeburg, of a messuage formerly 
Richard Bertilmeu's, lying in the Saturday Market, between the land 
of John le Flemeng and John Brian. To have and hold from the 
Feast of S. Margaret the Virgin in the year 1287, for the term of 
ten years Witnesses: John le Flemeng, then Mayor, Adam le 
Paumer and Michael Aurifaber,^ Bailiffs, Richard le Cupper, Roger 
de Henovere, Peter de Morcwode, Henry de Wollotton, William Sele, 
William the Clerk. 4226. 

XVni. — 1295, May 2. Grant from Henry de Calverton, of Not- 
tingham, to Jordan Ely.s, of the same, farrier (' mariscallus '), of half 
an acre of arable land lying in the Botham, between the land of the 

■ November 20, 1285. - i.e., 'the Goldsmith.' ^ j\e., 'the Pninter.' 



368 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1298 

Hospital of S. John the Baptist and the land formerly Matilda le 
Blays', whereof one head abuts upon the land of the Vicar of the 
Church of the Blessed Mary and the other upon the land of Agatha 
Kitte towards the wood ('boscus'). Witnesses: Ralph de Ufton, 
Mayor, Master John de Rempston and Richard de Lyncoln, Bailiffs, 
Henry de Wordeborw, Richard Hunte, Roger de Hcnor, Peter de 
Morewode, Richard le Cupper, John de Lyncoln, Robert Dori, Henry 
de Gedlyng, William the Clerk. Stretton MSS., No. IX. 

XIX. — 1295-6, March 16. Release by Thomas de Birton, of 
Nottingham, tanner (' tannator '), to Simon le Taverner, of Notting- 
ham, and Mabel his wife, of his right in a lease of i}^ acres of land 
in the fields of Nottingham. Witnesses: Adam le Palmer, Mayor, 
William de Herdeby and Peter de Morwode, Bailiffs, Ralph le Taver- 
ner, John de Sneynton, Robert Daft, Richard (?) de Chaddesden, 
John le Gylur, Hugh the Clerk. 4227. 

XX. — 1296, April 25. Grant by Henry de Wodeburg, of Not- 
tingham, to Ralph de Pcverwych, of the same, and Cecily his wife, 
of a tenement which he has of the gift of John le Palmer, lying 
in the Coulane. Witnesses: Adam le Palmer, Mayor, William de 
Herdeby and Peter de Morewode, Bailiffs, Richard le Cupper, 
Richard de Lincoln, Rogero de Henovere, Jordan Ely, Robert Dyri, 
William de Chillwell, Astinus de Athelwell, Hugh the Clerk. 4228. 

XXI. — [1297-8.] Grant by Thomas le Peyntour, of Nottingham, 
to William de le Clay, of Nottingham, and Matilda his wife, of a 
messuage lying in the Koulane, between the land of Hugh le Pestour, 
clerk, on the north, and the land of Peter de Morewode on the south. 
Witnesses: Dominus Michael Aurifaber, Mayor, Walter de Thornton 
and Hugh de Woloston, Bailiffs, Roger de Crophill, John le Paumer, 
Willclmus de Normanton, Reginald de Acris, John le Fleming, 
Richard le Coper, Peter de Morewode, Henry de Wodeburg', Rogero 
de Henour, Richard Warrock, Astin de Adthelwell, Ralph de Lokin- 
ton, William de Wolofton.i 4222. 

XXII. — [1298.] Lease from William de Beston, of Nottingham, 
to Ralph de Perewiche, of the same, of a building in Coulane, for 

' The Seal has 's'thome [l]e peyntur.' 



1300] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 369 

the term of five years from the Feast of S. Laurence the Martyr, in 
the 26th year of the reign of King Edward.^ Witnesses: Michael 
le Orfevere, Mayor, Walter le Peynter and Hugh de Wolaton, 
Bailiffs, Peter de Morewode, Richard de Lincoln, Robert de Chele- 
well, Astinus de Athihvell, Richard Warrok, Robert Serdare, Norman 
the Clerk. 4229. 

XXIII. — 1298, May 19. Grant from Thomas, son of Nicholas 
de Etewell, of Nottingham, and Sibilla his wife to Robert, son of 
Thomas Dafte, of the same, of their right which they have by reason 
of a chirograph writing of a lease made to them by Benedict de 
Lincoln of the premises specified above in X'o. X. Witnesses: 
Michael le Orfevere, Mayor, Walter le Peyntour and Hugh de 
Wolaton, Bailiffs, John le Paumer, Roger de Croppehull, Ralph de 
Ufton, Richard de Linc[oln], William de Depyng', Richard Bacun, 
Richard de Blakeburne, Norman the Clerk.^ Stretton MSS., No. X. 

XXIV. — 1299, October 27. Grant from Adam le Palmer, Burgess 
of N'ottingham, and Isabella his wife to John de Graham and Isabella, 
their daughter, in free maritage, of lis. of annual rent in the Daily 
Market, to wit, 7s. from the tenement which William de Leulyn 
formerly held of them, 4s. and three hens and one cock from John 
Kyt, from the tenement lying between the tenement formerly Sewall 
Bryan's, now John's his son, and the tenement of Ingeram the Tailor 
('Cissor'). Witnesses: William de N'ormanton, Mayor, William de 
Depyng and Stephen le Spicer, Bailiffs, John le Palmer, Roger de 
Crophull, Richard le Cupper, John le Cupper, John Kytte, John 
de Henovere, John le Bere, John the Clerk. 4231. 

XXV. — 1300, September 26. Grant by Richard de Tynton and 
Petronilla his wife to Robert, son of Nicholas de Nottingham, and 
Matilda his wife, of a messuage in Nottingham, at the head of the 
bridge of the same town near the water of Lcne, and near the land 
of John Luterel; in which messuage there used to be a tannery 
belonging to William de Lincoln ; and which messuage the donors 
had of the gift of Master Ralph de Basiges. Witnesses: William 

' August 10, 1298. Thomas, son of Nicholas), and the other 

' There are two seals, one of which 's'sibilie ux thome' (the seal of Sibilla 

has: 's'thome fil' nicolae' (the seal of wife of Thomas). 

AA 



370 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



[13OI 



de Normanton, I\Ia}'or, William de Depyng and Stephen le Spacer, 
Bailiffs, Richard le Curzon, Thomas Daft, Robert de Weston, 
Richard le Bowestrenger, Adam de Schelford, . . . . , Thomas de 
Hynkeleye, Hugh the Clerk. 4230. 

XXVI. — 1300-1, February 16. Grant from Henry Putrel, of 
Nottingham, and Cecily Becok his wife, and John le Forester, the 
son and heir of Gilbert le Forester and of the said Cecily Becok, to 
Henry Lytilprud, of Nottingham, and Hawisia ' Crist a pes ' his wife, 
of a messuage and a curtilage, with all the willows and trees growing 
in the said curtilage, in Nottingham in the French Borough, which 
messuage lies in the rock at the Milne Holes, between their tenement 
and that formerly belonging to Henry Spore, and which curtilage 
lies opposite the said messuage near the tenement formerly Henry 
Spore's, and it extends towards the mills of the Lord King's Castle 
towards the west at the end of the lane of the Milneholes.^ Wit- 
nesses: John le Flemeng, Mayor, John le Palmer and William 
Casteleyn, Bailiffs, Henry Leman, William de Cesterfeld, John de 
Unden, Henry de Colston, William Godyer, Walter de Bedale, 
William Scheps, Hugh the Clerk. 4234. 



XXVn. — 1 301, March 27. Grant from Ralph, son of William 
le Potter, of Nottingham, to Matthew, son of Henry le Potter, and 
Joan his wife, of a shop in the Saturday Market, between the shop 
formerly William le Specer's and the shop formerly Richard le 
Potter's. W^itnesses: John le Flemeng, Mayor, John, son of Adam 
le Palmer, and William Casteleyn, Bailiffs, Gilbert le Halleman, John 
de Derby, William, son of Robert le Potter, Ralph, son of Bett', 
Hugh the Clerk. 4235. 

XXVHI. — 1 301, June 25. Grant from Roger, son of William de 
Lenton, to Hugh de W^olaton, of Nottingham, of half an acre of 



' ' iinum niesuagium et unum curtil- 
lagium, cum omnibus salicibus et arboribus 
ad dictum curtilagium [pertinentibus], et 
in circuitu dicti curtillagii cresscentibus, 
cum omnibus pertinentiis suis, in \-illa 
Notingham', in Burgo Francisco; quod 
quidem mesuagium jacet in rupe ad le 
Milne Holes, inter tenementum nostrum 
quod jacet ex parte occidentali, et tene- 



mentum quondam Henrici Spore quod 
jacet ex parte orientali, et quod quidem 
curtillagium jacet ibidem ex opposite dicti 
mesuagii, juxta tenementum quondam prae- 
dicti Henrici Spore quod jacet ex parte 
orientali, et extendit versus molendinos {s/c) 
Castri Domini Regis versus occidentem in 
fine vencllae de le Milneholcs.' 



1302] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 371 

arable land in the fields of Lenton and Radeford, lying in the Longe- 
bothem, between the road which is called ' Caketherncgatc ' on the 
east, and the land of Henry de Wolaton on the west, and abutting 
upon the King's highway which is called 'Derbigate' towards the 
south, and upon the land of William Kaytsank towards the north. 
Witnesses : John Passeys, of S[utto]n, Serlo, of the same, Robert, son 
of Geoffrey de Lenton, William, son of Serlo, John de Lokinton, .... 
John Grelige, of Radeford, Norman the Clerk. 4236. 

XXIX. — 1 301, November 16. Grant from Richard de Whatton 
to Robert de Maunfeld, of Nottingham, and Joan his wife, of a 
messuage in Stonistrete. Witnesses: Richard le Cupper, Mayor, 
Robert le Orfevere and Hugh de Wollaton, Bailiffs, . . . . de Birtun, 
Adam de Bingham .... 4237. 

XXX. — 1 30 1, November 19. Grant from Adam Daffte, of Not- 
tingham, to Ralph de Perewyche, of Nottingham, of half an acre of 
arable land in the field of the same town, lying in a place called 
' Wrongelandis,' between the land formerly John de Okeley's and 
the land formerly Roger de Croppehill's, and abutting upon the duct 
(' ductam ') coming from the Brodewell towards the east. Witnesses : 
Richard le Cupper, Mayor, Robert le Orfevere and Hugh de 
Wolaton, Bailiffs, Peter de IMorewode, Richard de Lincoln, W^illiam 
de Normanton, Norman the Clerk.^ 4233. 

XXXI. — [i 301-2.] Grant from William de Herdeby, of Notting- 
ham, to John, son of William le Gaoler, of Nottingham, of five 
roods of arable land in the fields of Nottingham, lying near Bordel, 
between the land formerly belonging to Henry Dod and the land of 
William del Horston, which five roods extend from the King's high- 
way, leading from Radeford towards Nottingham, as far as Lingedale. 
Witnesses: Richard le Cuppere, Mayor, Robert le Orfevere and Hugh 
de Wollaston, Bailiffs, Stephen le Specer, John Brian, Walter de 
Nicole {i.e., Lincoln), John de Maltebi, Adam Botild, William Touy, 
Richard the Clerk. 4232. 

XXXII. — 1302, October 23. Agreement made at the New 
Tem.ple, London, between the Master and Brethren of the Knight 

' The Seal bears the inscription ' s' ade dakt ' {i.e., ' the Seal of Adam Daft '). 



372 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1302 

Templars in England and the Prior and Convent of Sempingham 
for the ending of suits and controversies between them, relating to 
the small tithes of the animals of the Templars pasturing within the 
limits of the parish church of CranewelV which church the Convent 
had obtained for their own use, and as to the right of going with 
the animals of the Templars and of driving the said animals through 
the lands of the said Convent in their Manor of Cranewell, and also 
as to the admeasurement of pasture therein, and as to the destruction 
of the corn of the said Convent in their closes (' in innamiis ') in the 
said vill made, as it was said, by the animals of the said Templars, 
and as to the claim of the Templars that the said Convent had, 
contrary to their agreement, entered the fee of the Templars. The 
Prior and Convent grant that the said Templars may have in peace 
the said small tithes as they had hitherto by virtue of a papal 
privilege; and that the Templars may freely lead and drive their 
animals through the lands of the said Convent in Cranewell; the 
Convent renouncing all suits made or to be made against the said 
Templars regarding the admeasurement of pasture in the aforesaid 
Manor of Cranewell, and they grant that the Templars may have 
their animals there pasturing without admeasurement, as they had 
hitherto had, remitting all claims for damages committed by the 
animals of the said Templars : and the said parties grant that neither 
of them shall make enclosures (' inamia ') in the said vill without the 
consent of both parties and the common assent of community of 
the said vill. The Templars grant all that tenement which Master 
Robert Lutterell^ held of the said Templars in Stanford, by the 
service of 6s. a year and by the service of finding for the said 
Templars free hospice^ within the said tenement in Stanford and 
bedding material ('litera') and a white candle when they happen 
to rest (' declinare ') there, and at the entrance and decease (' incessus 
et decessus') of each tenant of the aforesaid tenement 10 marks for 
an obit: the said Templars grant and quit-claim this tenement to 
the said Convent, to hold from the said Templars, rendering there- 
fore yearly to the Preceptor of Bruer',"^ for the time being, los. at 

' Cranwell, Lincolnshire. each borough who was quit of common 

- Rector of Irnham, Lincolnshire. See Assizes and tallages within the borough. — 

notices of him, Monasticon, vi. 948. Madox, History of Exchequer, i. 746. 
3 The Templars and Hospitallers had 4 Temple Bruer, Lincolnshire, a Pre- 

the privilege of having each one man, ceptory of the T^\\\^\2iX%.—Monastico}r, 

called ^ Liber Hospes'' (Free Guest), in vi. Soi. 



1304] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 373 

two terms of the year. The parties also grant that all tenements 
and possessions obtained and acquired of both fees before the date 
of this agreement, although they have been acquired contrary to 
the former agreement between them, shall be held by the possessors 
for ever: provided that after the date of this agreement neither party 
shall presume to enter the fee of the other without special licence, 
under pain of forfeiture ('amissio') of the tenement so acquired. 
The parties agree to lend each other what aid and counsel they can 
in their affairs against others. Sealed on the day of the making 
of this agreement with the private seals of the said Master and 
Prior, until they can obtain the seal of their Chapters. Sealed with 
the seal of the Chapter of Sempingham on the day of S. Dunstan 
the Archbishop, 1303. Sealed with the seal of the Chapter of the 
Templars in their Chapter of Dynesle,i June 17, 1303. Witnesses: 
Sir Edmund de Deyncurt, David de Flettewik', knights, Master 
William de Pikering, Archdeacon of Nottingham, Master Robert de 
Pikering, Master Richard de Gloucestr'. 4238. 

XXXIII. — 1302-3, February 22. Agreement between Richard le 
Feron, of Nottingham, and Ralph de Perewyche, for the settlement 
of a dispute relating to the building of [a house] by the said Ralph 
at the corner of the street of the Coulane, adjoining a messuage 
belonging to the said Richard. The said Richard grants that Ralph 
may plant ('plantare') his said house freely upon the wall .... 
of Richard between the said house and the messuage of the said 
Richard, and the said Ralph shall cause to be repaired a leaden 
gutter (' stillicidium ') upon the wall between the said tenements at 
his own expense. Witnesses: John le Paumer, junior. Mayor, John 
le Bere and Adam le Flamang, Baihffs, William de [Norjmanton, 
Peter de Morewode, Roger de Lenna, Adam Botild, and others. 
\Mntilated?[ 4239- 

XXXIV. — 1304, December 2. Release by John, son of John de 
Okeley, of Nottingham, and Anabilla daughter of the aforesaid John 
de Okeley, to Ralph de Perewyche, of their right in two acres of 
arable land in Nottingham, one acre whereof lies upon the Wrong- 
landis, abutting upon the Becke Sike; and the other acre lies in 

' Teiiipli; Dynneslcy, Hertfordshire. — Moiiaslicori, vi. 802. 



374 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1306 

Lyngwolddale abutting upon Hongerhill. Witnesses: John le Bere, 
Mayor, Hugh de Stapilford and John le Cupper, BaiHffs, Henry de 
Wolaton, Hugh de Wolaton, Roger de Hennover, Robert de Chele- 
well, William de Keworth. 4240. 

XXXV. — 1304, December 16. Grant from John Rasche, of Not- 
tingham, and Alice his wife, to Richard de Lyncoln, of Nottingham, 
and Joan his wife, of a messuage lying on the ditch of Nottingham ^ 
near the King's highway, towards the north. Witnesses: John le 
Bere, Mayor, Hugh de Stapilford and John le Cuppere, Bailiffs, 
Ralph de Pevirwyche, Richard de Hibolstowe, William de Deping, 
William Pycart, John de W'atenhowe. 4241- 

XXXVI. — [1304.] Agreement between William de Beston and 
Ralph de Perewyche, for a lease to the said Ralph of a building near 
Coulane, for the term of six years from the Feast of S. Laurence 
the Martyr in the 32nd year of King Edward I.^ Witnesses: John 
le Bere, Mayor, Hugh de Stapilford and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, 
Peter de Morewode, Richard de Lincoln, William de Keworth, 
Robert de Chelewell, Roger de Denebi. 4242. 

XXXVn. — [1304-5.] Grant from WiUiam Godinow, of Not- 
tingham, to John, son of Adam le Palmer, of two shillings of annual 
rent from a piece of land in Nottingham, lying in the lane leading 
to S. Peter's Church. Witnesses: John le Bere, Mayor, Hugh de 
Stapilford and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, Robert de Crophull, John 
Ingram, John Lambok, Robert the Goldsmith (' Aurifaber '), Richard 
de Mamton, Richard the Clerk. 4243. 

XXXVI 1 1.— 1306, May i. Release by William de Newstead 
('de Novo Loco'), of Nottingham, and John his son, to Hugh de 
Woloston of Nottingham, of right in a piece of land upon which 
Hugh de Woloston has built in the Bakers' Street ('in Vico Pis- 
torum '), Nottingham. Witnesses : Adam le Flemyng, Mayor, Robert 
le Orfevere and Hamon le Taverner, Bailiffs, Robert de Durram, 
William Hengand, Robert le Gaunter, Geoffrey Alewyn, Ranulph le 
Leper, Brian le Man. 4244. 

' ' super fossatum Notynghamiae. ' ^ August 10, 1304. 



I30S] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 375 

XXXIX. — 1307, April 3. Grant from William, son of Ingelram 
le Taillur, of Xottingham, to Walter de Thorncton, of the same, of a 
messuage in the Daily Market ('in Foro Cotidiano'). Witnesses: 
John le Paumer, junior, Mayor, Robert le Orfevere and Ralph de 
Peverwyche, Bailiffs, Richard de Ware\\}'k, John Br>-an, John Kytte, 
John Ingram, Clerk. 4245. 

XL. — \Teuip. Edii'ani II?\^ Grant from Richard Broun, of Gede- 
lyng, to Robert, son of Margery his daughter, of three selions of arable 
land and a dole of meadow in Gedlyng and Stokbardolf, one selion 
whereof lies in Gedlyng in a place called ' the Longelandes,' and two 
selions lie in Stok in a place called 'the ]\Iidelfurlongc,' and the 
meadow is in the field of Gedlyng in a place called 'Dryland.' 
Witnesses: Richard Ingram, Robert le^ Jorce, John Broun, Roger 
de Pilleye, William le Plowman, all of Gedling, William de la Basag', 
of Carleton, John le Moygne. 4246. 

XLI. — Y^euip. Edward 11?^ Grant from Robert Ursel, of Carleton, 
to William Paulyn, of the same, of two selions of land in Carlton field 
on Alkenthyt, abutting at one head upon Alkentheyt Hill. Witnesses: 
Richard Ingeram, of Gedeling, Richard de Jorz, Roger de Lamley, 
William de la Basage of Carleton, Richard de la Basage, William 
Monygne, of the same, Richard de Whatton. 4247. 

XLI I. — \Temp. Ediuaj'd II.'] Grant from Robert, son of Robert 
Ursel, of Carleton, to William de Mekesborgh, of Nottingham, of 
one selion of arable land in Carleton field at Rouwestockyng yiate, 
and abutting at one end upon the Wode yierd. Witnesses: Robert 
de Jorcc, of Gedeling, Richard Ingram, of the same, Thomas de 
Whatton, of Stokebardolf, William de Basage, of Carlton, John 
Gobyon. 4248. 

XLIII. — 1307-8, March 16. Grant from Robert de Herle to 
Ralph de Stanlowe of all his lands, tenements, rents, services, 
homages, reversions of tenements, escheats, wardships and marriages, 
in the vill of Barton near Nailiston, which the donor had from 
Thomas Fige and Henry de Ibbestoke. Witnesses: Sir Richard de 



3/6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1311 

Fereres, knight, Sir Thomas Maulore, knight, Robert Gentyl, Richard 
son of Richard, Herbert de Twycros, Nicholas de Templo, John 
Grym, of Hethcote. * Dated at Leicester. Stretton MSS., No. XI. 

XLIV. — 1309, July 17. Release by Mariera, daughter of Nicholas 
the Butcher (' Carnifex '), of Etewelle, and Agnes her daughter, to 
Robert Daniel, chaplain, of their right in a shop ('cellda') in the 
Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati '), Nottingham. Witnesses: John 
Kytte, Mayor, Robert le Orfevere and William de Crophull, Bailiffs, 
Richard de Warewyk, Walter de Lincoln, John le Cupper, William 
Godinowe. 4250. 

XLV. — [1309-10.] Grant from Anabilla de Beston and Cecily 
de Beston, daughters of William de Beston, of Nottingham, to Ralph 
de Peverwiche, of a plot of land in the Coulane, near his tenement. 
Witnesses: John Kytte, Mayor, Robert le Orfever and William de 
Crophull, Bailiffs, Richard de Lyncoln, Adam Botild, John le Colier. 

4251. 

XLVI. — 1309-10, February 26. Grant from Simon de Blythe, of 
Nottingham, and Annabilla his wife, to William de Mekesborugh, 
of a rent of 6d. issuing out of a curtilage in the street leading from 
Robert Gos' towards the Gerardwell of the town of Nottingham. 
Witnesses: John Kytte, Mayor, William de Cropphull and Robert le 
Orfevere, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, Henry de Morleye, Ralph de 
Peverwich. 4252. 

XLVH. — [1310-11.] Grant from William 'of e Godeshalue,' of 
Lyndeby, to Henry de Novo Castro (Newcastle), of York, of a plot of 
land in the French Borough of Nottingham, in the Saturday Market 
towards the Westgate.^ Witnesses: Walter de Thorneton, Mayor, 
Robert le Orfevere and William de Crophull, Bailiffs, Laurence le 
Espicer, Hugh de Stapelford, Hugh de Wollaston, William le Cupper, 
Hugh Stoyl. 4254. 

XLVHL — 131 1, June 11. Grant from Cristiana, sometime the 
wife of Elias Overandover, of Nottingham, to Hamon le Taverner, 

' 'in Foro Sabbati versus portam occidentakm.' 



1 313] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 377 

of Nottingham, and Mabel his wife, of half an acre of arable land 
in Nottingham upon Est Ryhull. Witnesses: Walter de Thornton, 
Mayor, William de Crophull and Robert le Orfevere, Bailiffs, John 
Brion, Henry de Wolaton, John de Graham, William de Cotiller. 

4255- 

XLIX. — 131 1, June 17. Release by Thomas Mous, of Notting- 
ham, Avicia his wife, and Roger de Chedil, of the same, and Sarra 
his wife, to Hamon le Taverner, of Nottingham, and Mabel his wife, 
of right in half an acre of arable land in Nottingham upon Estrihull. 
Witnesses: Walter de Thornton, Mayor, William de Crophull and 
Robert le Orfevere, Bailiffs, John Brion, Henry de Wolaton, William 
le Cotiller. 4256. 

L. — 131 1, November 10. Grant from John dc Driffeld, of Not- 
tingham, to William de Mekesburgh, of a plot of land in the Satur- 
day Market ('in Foro Sabati '). Witnesses: John le Palmer, Mayor, 
Robert le Orfevere and Hugh de Stapilford, Bailiffs, William de 
Wolaton, William de Torlaton, Robert Pecok, Brian de Wilford.^ 

4257- 

LI. — 1311-12, January 28. Grant from Hugh de Dalgate, of 
Arnale, and Isabella his wife, to Hugh de Wolaton, of Nottingham, 
of a shop (' selda ') in the Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabati '). Wit- 
nesses: John le Palmer, Mayor, Robert le Orfevere and Hugh de 
Stapilford, Henry de Wolaton, John le CoHer, Peter de Morewode, 
William de Lyndeby. 4258- 

LII. — 1 312, July 8. Grant from Eustace le Vylers and Margery 
his wife, to Robert the Goldsmith (' Aurifaber '), of Nottingham, 
and his wife Emma, of a rent of 7s. issuing from a tenement in the 
Lorimers' Street ('in Vico Lorimeriorum '). Witnesses: John le 
Paumer, Mayor, Hugh de Stapelford, Bailiff of the same town 
in the English Borough,^ Richard de Warewyk, William God}'nogh, 
Richard de Manton, Richard the Clerk. 42 59- 

LII I. — 13 13, May 6. Agreement between Roger de Deneby, of 

Nottingham, and William de Mekesburgh, of the same, for a lease 

' The seal bears a coney. ' ' lunc Ballivo ejusdem villac in Biirgo Anglico. ' 



378 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1315 

for twenty years of a tenement formerly Henry de Lcnna's. Wit- 
nesses: Walter de Thorneton, Mayor, Robert the Goldsmith ('Auri- 
faber ') and Hugh de Stapelford, Bailiffs, William Godynogh, Henry 
de Morleyc, John le Colyer, Richard the Clerk. 4260. 

LIV. — 1313-14, February 6. Grant from John, son of William 
de Novo Loco (Newstead), of Nottingham, chaplain, to Henry Darel, 
of Nottingham, of a tenement which he had of the feoffment of 
Stephen de Whatton, in the Bakers' Street (' in Vico Pistorum '), 
between the tenement of William le Cupper and the bakehouse 
(' furnus ') of the Lord King ; and also a plot of land together with 
a vine (' vitis ') growing upon it in the same street; by the service 
of keeping a lamp burning in the Chapel of the Holy Cross before 
the altar of S. Laurence in the Church of S. Peter, Nottingham. ^ 
Witnesses: Peter de Morewode, Mayor, William Byck and William 
Godynogh, Bailiffs, Hugh de Wollaton, Robert le Carter, William de 
Torlaton, Geoffrey Alewyn, William Herigond, Richard the Clerk. 

4261. 

LV. — 1315, December 7. Grant from John, son and heir of 
Ralph de Peverwich, of Nottingham, to Robert de Brunneby and 
Emrrfa his wife, mother of the said John, of a messuage in the 
Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabati ') near the lane called ' the Coulane.' 
Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, Robert de Crophull and Walter 
de Lincoln, Bailiffs, John Bryan, Peter de Morewode, William de 
Mekesborugh, John le Colyer, William de Lyndeby, John de Brigge- 
ford. 4262. 

LVL — 131 5, December 26. Release by Cecily, who was the wife 
of Richard de Brigeford, of Nottingham, to William, son of William 
de Crophull, of Nottingham, of right in an annual rent of 6s. in 
Nottingham, which William had of the gift of her late husband, and 
also of her gift, to be received from the tenements formerly William 
Damelmowth's in the Little Marsh ('Parvus Mariscus'), and from a 
messuage in the Daily Market ('in Foro Cotidiano') between the 
tenement formerly Robert le Cotiler's and that of the said Cecily. 
Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, Robert de Crophull and Walter 

' ' pro sustentatione imius lampadis ar- altari Sancti Laurentii in Ecclesia Beati 

dentis in Capella Sanctae Crucis coram Petri.' 



I316] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 379 

de Linc[oln], Bailiffs, Robert de Henovere, William le Cotiler, Robert 
de Bronneby, Robert de Gotham, John de Adthihvell. 

Stretton MSS., No. XII. 

LVII. — [13 1 5-16.] A copy on paper of early date of a grant 
from Hugh, son of William Cotelove, of Nottingham, to William 
Blaber, of Nottingham, of a messuage in French Street (' in Vico 
Francisco '), Nottingham, between the tenement formerly William 
Brauncester's and the tenement of the said William Blaber, and 
extending longitudinally from the said street to Ratinrowe. Wit- 
nesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, Robert de CrophuU and Walter de 
Lincoln, Bailiffs, Laurence le Spicer, John de Dreffeld, Henry de 
Langer, Richard Gelleson, Walter Hirry. 4263. 

LVIII. — 1 3 16, March 29. Lease by Richard, son of Henry Dod, 
of Nottingham, to William de Batheley, of the same, and Alice his 
wife, of a messuage with a bakehouse (' furnus ') in the Saturday 
Market ('in Foro Sabati'); and also of two curtilages extending 
from the subterranean cellars of Simon de Crophull to the curtilages 
of the said Simon and of Henry le Cupper, excepting a plot of land 
containing 81 feet in length and 17 feet in breadth. The said 
Richard also grants that the said William shall have ingress and 
egress at a certain gate towards the ditch of Nottingham. ^ Wit- 
nesses: Robert Ingram, IMayor, Robert de Crophull and Walter de 
Linc[oln], [Bailiffs], Hugh de Woloton, Ralph de Lokinton, John 
le Carter, Robert de Sallowe.^ 4264. 

LIX. — 1 3 16, April 16. Release by Alice, who was the wife of 
Augustin de Athillewell, of Nottingham, in her pure widowhood, 
to William de Mekesburgh, of right in one acre and a half of arable 
land in the field of Lenton. [No witnesses.] 4266. 

LX. — 1 3 16, June 19. Grant from Robert de Basford, of Not- 
tingham, to Hugh de Wollaton, of the same, of a shop ('selda') lying 
in the Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabati ') on the Ernerowe. Wit- 

' ' introitum et exitum ad quamdam began on the 25th of March, the mistake 

portam versus fossatum Notinghamiae.' of putting 1315 instead of 1316 is easily 

- This deed is dated in error 1315, 9th understood. 
Edward II. As the year at that time 



38o RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1317 

nesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, Robert de Croppehull and Walter de 
Lyncoln, Bailiffs, Peter de Morewode, William de Mekesburgh, John 
le Colyer, Henry Darel. 4267. 

LXI. — [13 16.] Lease from Robert Ingram, of Nottingham, to 
Walter Hock, of the same, of a messuage which John de Sneynton 
formerly held of John Kytte, in the Daily Market ('in Foro Co- 
tidiano ') for the term of nine years from the Feast of S. Bartholomew 
the Apostle, in the tenth year of Edward 11.^ Witnesses: Robert de 
Crophill and Walter de Lincoln, Bailiffs, John le Beer, William 
de Crophill, William Godemou,^ Peter de Morwod, William the 
Clerk. 4265. 

LXI I. — 1 3 16 August 24. Grant from Geoffrey Wase, of Wate- 
nowe, to William de Amyas, Burgess of Nottingham, of a tenement 
in Watenowe. Witnesses: Stephen de W^atenowe, John dc Celston, 
Thomas de Crescy, Ranulph de Celston, John Attegrene. Dated at 
Watenowe. 4270- 

LXIII. — [13 16-17.] Grant from Robert le Mough', of Gedelyng, 
to Robert le Palefrayman, of the same, of seven selions of arable land 
in Carleton; whereof four selions lie upon the Halughe; and two 
selions lie upon Blackhill; and one selion lies in W^estdale; and 
also of 12^2^. of annual rent to be received from Emma le Moyng. 
Robert le Palefrayman had paid the dues to le Mough for twenty 
years following after the feast of the Annunciation of Saint Mary, 
10 Edward II. ^ Witnesses: Richard de Jorce, Richard Ingream, 
Roger de Lameleye, Richard Broun, John Broun, William le Ploug- 
man, Simon dc Lameleye. 43 16. 

LXIV. — 1 3 17, March 30. Grant from Richard Dod, of Notting- 
ham, to William de Batheley, of Nottingham, of a curtilage lying 
within the ditch of Nottingham,'^ in exchange for another plot of 
land. Witnesses: William de Mekisburg, Mayor, John Brian and 
John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, Ralph de Lokinton, John le Carter, 
W^illiam Schoter, John de Crophull. 4268. 



' August 24, 1 3 16. 3 March 25, 13 17. 

^ Godinow ? ■* 'citra fossatum Notinghamiae.' 



1318] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 38 1 

LXV. — 1 3 17, May 31. Grant from Roger, son of Robert le 
Orfevere, of Nottingham, to William de Mekesburgh, of the same, 
of two acres of arable land lying beyond ('extra') the Bordel of 
Nottingham, whereof one acre runs from the King's highway to 
Wyndeshers, and the other lies opposite the Spytel. Witnesses: 
John Bryan and John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, Peter de Morewode, 
William le Cupper, Robert de Brunneby, Robert Fraunceys.^ 4269. 

LXVI. — 1317, June 17. Release from John le Cupper, of Not- 
tingham, to William de Mekisburg, of the same, of right in a toft in 
Nottingham, which the said William had of the gift of Henry le 
Orfevere, of Nottingham, and of Isolda his wife. Witnesses: John 
Brian and John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, John Colier, 
John de Henovere. 4272. 

LXVI I. — 1 3 17, June 29. Grant from Thomas Steel, of Not- 
tingham, and Cecily his wife, to William, son of Simon de Lenton, 
of Nottingham, of a messuage in Great Smiths' Gate, Nottingham.^ 
Witnesses : William de Mekeiesburgh, Mayor, John Bryan and John 
de Driffeld, Bailiffs, Robert de Brunneby, Walter de Crophull, clerk, 
Henry de Belton, Richard de Lenton, Robert de Ga[t]ham, Richard 
de . . . . , Robert le Cupper. 4271. 

LXVHI. — [13 1 7- 1 8.] Release by John, son of Walter de Thorn- 
ton, of Nottingham, to Andrew Luterel, of Nottingham, and Joan 
his wife, of his right in a messuage in the Daily Market ('in Foro 
Cotidiano '). Witnesses : Robert de Crophull, Mayor, William le 
Cupper and Roger de Deneby, Bailiffs, John le Cupper, Robert dc 
Bronneby, Bartholomew de Cotegrave, W^illiam Picard, John de Ad- 
thilwell, Clerk. 4274. 

LXIX. — [13 1 7- 1 8.] Agreement between John Ic Paumer, of 
Nottingham, John de Peverwyk', of the same, and Isabella his wife, 
of the one part, and Richard de Warrewyk, of the same, skinner 
('pelliparius '), and Cristiana his wife, of the second part, for a lease 
of the tenements formerly belonging to Ralph dc Peverwyk', father of 

' The seal has a figure upon it with (probably representing the \'irgin Mary 

another very small one kneeling before it and a suppliant). 

' 'in Vico Magnorum Fabrorum.' 



382 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [132I 

the said John de Peverwyk', in the Saturday Market ('in Foro 
Sabati ') near the Coulane, for the term of six years from the Feast 
of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the nth year of 
King Edward II.^ Witnesses: Robert de Crophull, Mayor, Wilham 
le Cupper and Roger de Deneby, Baihffs, Peter de Morewod, 
Wilham de Mekisburg, Robert Fraunceys, William de Lyndeby. 

4273- 

LXX. — 1 318, September 8. Grant from William, son of Robert 
le Paumer, of Nottingham, to Robert le Paumer, of the same, of a 
messuage in ... . strete, Nottingham. Witnesses: Robert de Crop- 
hull, Mayor, William le Cupper, Roger de Deneby, Bailiffs, John le 
Paumer, William Bick, Hugh de Stapilford, Simon Poynge, Robert 
de Brotton. [Mitti/atcd.'] 42/5. 

LXXI. — 1 3 18, October 6. Grant from John de Driffeld, of 
Nottingham, to William de Mekesburgh, of the same, of a tenement 
in the Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati'). Witnesses: Walter de 
Lincoln, Mayor, Robert de Ufton and William de Cestrefeld, Bailiffs, 
Hugh de Wolaton, Thomas de Edwalton, John the Clerk. 4276. 

LXXn. — 1 3 19, March 30. Grant from Hamon le Taverner, of 
Nottingham, and Mabel his wife, to William de Mekisburg, of Not- 
tingham, of six acres of arable land in Nottingham, whereof two 
acres and a half lie upon Est Ryehull, and another acre lies near the 
Bridge of Hethebethe, near the land of Alan le Binder, and an acre 
and a half in the direction of Holdetrente, and half an acre on the 
Beckeheld. Witnesses: Walter de Lincoln, Mayor, Robert de Ufton 
and William de Cesterfeud, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, John le 
Colier, Robert de Bronneby, John de Henovere, John de Adthilwell, 
Clerk. 4277. 

LXX HI. — 1320-21, February 4. Grant from John, son of Adam 
le Paumer, of Nottingham, to William de Mekesburgh, of the same, 
of a plot of land in the Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabbati '), near a 
lane leading from the chief messuage formerly Richard de Lincoln's 
to the toll-booth (' selda tolneti ') of Nottingham. Witnesses : Robert 
Ingram, Mayor, William de Stowe and John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, 
John le Colyer, William son of William de Crophull, John de Heno- 
vere, Robert Fraunceys. 4279. 

' February 2, 1317-18. 



1323] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 383 

LXXIV. — 1 32 1, May 3. Grant from Richard Dod, of Notting- 
ham, to Ralph, son of Henry le Copper, of the same, of a messuage 
in the Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabati ') and a curtilage adjoining 
thereto. Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Ma)-or, William de Stowe, 
John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, William dc Amyas, William le Copper, 
Robert Fraunceys, John dc Dcneby, Simon de Crophull. 4280. 

LXXV. — 1 32 1, i\Iay 7. Release by Richard Dod, son of Henry 
Dod, of Nottingham, to Henry le Cupper, of Nottingham, and Emma 
his wife and Ralph their son, of right in a messuage in the Saturday 
Market (' in Foro Sabati '). Witnesses : Robert Ingram, Mayor, 
William de Stowe and John de Driffeld, Bailiffs, William de Amyas, 
William le Cupper, Robert Fraunce\'s, John de Deneb\', John de 
Crophull, tanner, William de Batheley. 427S. 

LXXVI. — [1322.] Agreement between Ralph, son of Nicholas 
de Henovere, of Nottingham, and John de Deneby, of the same, for 
a lease of a messuage at the end of S. James's Street (' Vicus Sancti 
Jacobi'), for the term of two years from the Feast of the Nativity of 
S. John the Baptist, in the fifteenth year of Edward II. ^ Witnesses: 
Robert de Crophull, Mayor, Ralph le Taverner and John de Driffeld, 
Bailiffs, Hugh de Woloton, Robert Fraunceys, John de Cobeleye, 
Richard Dod, Robert de Spondon. 4281. 

LXXVI I. — 1322, September 30. Release by Agnes, daughter of 
William Bullock, of Nottingham, to Simon Bullock, of the same, 
of right in a cottage in a lane leading to S. Peter's Church. Wit- 
nesses: Robert Ingham,^ Mayor, William Godynow and John Dun, 
Bailiffs, Adam Botild, Richard de Warewyck, Nicholas Cock, Robert 
le Sherman, Walter de Makesfeld. 4282. 

LXXVIII. — 1323, June 23. Grant from Matilda, widow of 
William Bullock, of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburge, of the 
same, of a rent of six shillings issuing from a messuage in Lorimers' 
Street ('in Vico Lorimeriorum '), Nottingham. Witnesses: Robert 
Ingram, Mayor, John Dun and William Godinowc, Bailiffs, Richard 
de Warrewyck, Adam Botild, Simon Bullock, Nicholas de Schelford, 
William de Clifton. 4283 

' June 24, 1322. ' A mistake for ' Ingram." 



384 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1325 

LXXIX. — 1323, June 24. Release by Agnes, daughter of William 
Bullock, of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburg, of her right in the 
above rent of six shillings. Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, John 
Dun and William Godinowe, Bailiffs, Richard de Warrewyk, Adam 
Botild, Simon Bullock, Nicholas de Schelford, William de Clifton. 

4284. 

LXXX. — 1323, October 10. Grant from Alice de Houton, of 
Nottingham, to Andrew Luterel, of the same, and Joan his wife, of a 
messuage in the Daily Market (' in Foro Cotidiano '). Witnesses : 
Robert Ingram, Mayor, William de Crophull, clerk, and Elias Balle, 
Bailiffs, John Brian, Laurence le Spicer, Robert de Henovere, Thomas 
de Roderham, Robert le Bulter, Thomas Torald, John de Sncynton. 

4285. 

LXXXI. — 1323, October 28. Release from John, son and heir 
of Walter de Thornton, of Nottingham, to Andrew Luterel, of the 
same, and Joan his wife, of his right in a messuage in the Daily 
Market ('in Foro Cotidiano'). Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, 
William de Crophull, clerk, and Elias Balle, Bailiffs, John Brian, 
Laurence le Spicer, Robert Ic Taverner, Thomas Torald, John de 
Sneynton. 4286. 

LXXXII. — 1323, December 14. Grant from Robert de Bronneby, 
of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburg', of Nottingham, of a certain 
plot of land in the Coulane. Witnesses: Robert Ingram, Mayor, 
William de Crophull, clerk, and Elias Balle, Bailiffs, John le Colier, 
John Dun, William de Stowe, Robert Fraunceys, John de Deneby. 

4287. 

LXXXIII. — 1324, October 8. Lease from Alice la Palmere, of 
Nottingham, to John Bully, of the same, and Alice his wife, of a 
'cultura' of land called ' Basefordwong.' Witnesses: William de 
Mekysborough, Mayor, William de Cropphull and John le Cupper, 
Bailiffs, Robert de Cropphull, William le Cupper, Hugh de Stapulford, 
John Dande. 4288. 

LXXXIV. — 1324-5, March 20. Release by John de Beston, of 
Nottingham, and Alice his wife, to Robert Fraunceys, of the same 
and Leodegaria his wife, of right in a toft in Nottingham lying on 
the Spiteland. Witnesses: William de Amyas, Mayor, William de 
Crophull and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, Henry Franceys, Richard 
de Halum, Richard Dod. 4289. 



1326] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 385 

LXXXV.— 1325, May 7. Grant from Richard de Frisseby, of 
Nottingham, and Margery his wife, to WilHam de Mckisburg, of Not- 
tingham, of a messuage in the Tanners' Street (' in Vico Tannatorum'). 
Witnesses: William de Crophull and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, Thomas 
de Sneynton, carpenter, John de Tetheby, Henry de Brigeford, Henry 
de Sutton, tanner, John dc Henovere. 4290. 

LXXXVI. — 1325, June 22. Grant from John, son of William 
Walkelyn, of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburg', of Nottingham, 
of three acres of arable land in Nottingham in the Wodefeld, abutting 
upon the King's Highway which leads to the Brodwell. Witnesses: 
William de Crophull and John Ic Cupper, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, 
John de Henov^ere, Hugh Damson, Ralph de Screvcton. 4291. 

LXXXVH. — 1325, November 13. Release by ]\Iatilda, widow of 
Richard the Constable (' Constabularius '), of Nottingham, to William 
de Blyda, of Nottingham, of her right in a messuage in Great 
Smiths' Gate ('in Vico Magnorum Fabrorum '). Witnesses: William 
le Cupper, Mayor, Ralph le Taverner and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, 
Walter de Lincoln, Hugh Damson, Richard de Gotham, Robert de 
Gotham, Robert le Eyre. 4292. 

LXXXVni. — 1325-6, February 25. Grant from Agnes, relict of 
John le Piper, of Nottingham, to Robert, son of William Casteleyn, 
of Nottingham (which Robert the said William had by Cristiana wife 
of William de Okeley), of a messuage in Hundegate: rendering there- 
for tenpence annually to the Mass of the Blessed Mary in the 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Witnesses: William le Cupper, Mayor, 
Ralph le Taverner and John le Cupper, Bailiffs, John de Driffield, 
Henry de Langer, Henry Burgeys, William Goddeson, William de 
Rotington. 4293. 

LXXXlX.—[Tem^. Edivard III.] Grant from Robert le Mough', 
of Gedeling, to William Paulyn, of Carlton, of a selion of land in 
Stok Bardollff in a place called 'the Dikfal,' and abutting at one 
end upon the ditch (' fossatum ') of Carleton. Witnesses: Richard 
Ingeram, of Gedeling, Richard Broun, William Plougman, John 
Broun, of the same, William de la Basage, of Carleton, Richard de la 
Basage, of the same, Richard de Gedeling, clerk. 4296. 

BB 



386 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [132S 

XC. — 1327, June 19. Release by Cecilia, sometime the wife 
of William Sele, of Nottingham, to Bartholomew de Cotegrave, of 
Nottingham, of right in a rent of 2s. from a messuage of William 
Godinowe in Nottingham, lying in a lane called ' Robert Lane Gol- 
smith,' which the same Bartholomew has of the gift of Roger le 
Palmer, kinsman of the said Cecilia. Witnesses: John le Colier, 
Mayor, John Bully and John Passeys, Bailiffs, Walter de Lincoln, 
Richard de Warrewyk, Roger le Potter, Roger de Hokenal, William 
de CHfton. 4297. 

XCI. — 1327, November 23. Release by Alice Cos sometime the 
wife of John, son of Matilda in Gedeling, to Robert, son of Richard de 
Todenham, of right in two selions of arable land lying at Stanyford- 
gate in the field of Stokbardolf Witnesses: Robert de Jorce, of 
Gedeling, Richard Ingram, of the same, Thomas de Whatton, of Stok- 
bardolf, Roger Botiler, of the same, John de Whatton, clerk. 4249. 

XCII. — 1327-8, February 24. Grant for life from William de 
Mekisburg to William Godinowe, of Nottingham, of a messuage in 
the Lorimers' Street (' in Vico Lorimeriorum '), and two tenements 
formerly belonging to John le Palmer, senior and junior, lying in the 
lane leading to the Church of the Blessed Peter. Witnesses: John 
Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, 
John Colier, William le Cupper, John de Henovere, Robert Fraunceys, 
Henry de Hokenale, Roger le Potter. 4298. 

XCIII. — 1327-8, March 10. Grant from Richard Feron, of Not- 
tingham, chaplain, to his daughter Agnes, of an annuity of 5s. from 
a messuage in the Saturday Market (' in Foro Sabati '). Witnesses: 
John Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, 
Adam Botild, Robert de Morewod, Richard de Halum, John de 
Deneby, Robert Fraunceys. 4299. 

XCIV. — 1327-8, March 20. Grant from John, son of William 
Walkelyn, of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburg', of the same, 
of a rent of 2s. from his tenement in a street called ' Robert Gategos.' 
Witnesses: John Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and Robert Wynne- 
son, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, William de Crophull, Bartholomew 
de Cotegrave, John de Henovere, Hugh Damson. 4300. 



1328] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTIXGHAM. 387 

XCV. — 1328, April 2. Release by I solda, sometime the wife of 
Henry le Orfevere, of Nottingham, to William de ]\Iekisburg, of right 
in a croft lying beyond the ditch of Nottingham, adjoining the Schot- 
bcck, and abutting upon the King's high road to Sneinton, and at 
the other end upon the Wodefeld ; and also of four acres of land 
in Nottingham, whereof half an acre lies in the Bothum, and two 
acres upon the Overgon abutting upon the Beck, and half an acre 
on the other side of the Beck, and the other acre lies in the same 
' quarentela.' Witnesses: John Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and 
Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, William le Cupper, John de Henovere, 
Bartholomew de Cotegrave, Robert Fraunceys. 4301- 

XCVI. — 1328, May 31. Grant from John, son of John Walkelyn, 
of Nottingham, to John, son of William Walkelyn, of the same, of 
an acre and a half, and a rood and a half of arable land, and three 
roods of meadow land in Nottingham; whereof one acre lies between 
the Beck and the way which leads towards the Brodwell ; and half 
an acre lies in the Bothum; and one rood lies upon the Wietlandes; 
and half a rood lies between the lands of Simon de Lenton and of 
the grantor, and abuts upon the Beck; and three roods of meadow 
lie together in Nottingham meadows. He also grants to the said 
John, son of William, a rent of sixteen pence, one cock, and tv/o hens 
from a messuage in the Gosgate of Nottingham. Witnesses: John 
Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, 
William de Mekisburg', John le Colier, William le Cupper, William 
de Crophull, junior, Bartholomew de Cotegrave, Robert de Morewode. 

4302. 

XCVn. — 1328, June 13. Grant from John, son of John Walkelyn, 
of Nottingham, to John, son of William Walkelyn, of half a rood of 
land abutting upon the Beck. Witnesses: John Brian, Mayor, Simon 
de Lenton and Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, William de Amyas, 
William le Copper, William de Crophull, Robert de Bronneby, 
Robert le Palmer. 4303- 

XCVni. — 1328, July 30. Grant from John, son of William 
Walkelyn, of Nottingham, to William de Mekisburg, of a rood of 
land in Nottingham in 'le Wodefeld atte Welandes.' Witnesses: 
John Brian, ]\Iayor, Simon de Lenton and Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, 
William le Cupper, William de Crophull, John de Henovere, Robert 
Fraunceys, Ralph de Wolaton, Thomas de Roderham. 4304. 



388 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1329 

XCIX. — 1328, August 26. Grant from Ralph, son of Henry 
le Copper, of Nottingham, to WilHam de Batheley, of the same, 
of a plot of land (except the rock-cellar underneath it) in the 
Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati'), in exchange for another plot 
of land. Witnesses: John Brian, Mayor, Simon de Lenton and 
Robert Wynneson, Bailiffs, Ralph de Wolaton, Henry Frauncey, 
John de Beston, John Bully, John de Deneby, Richard de Halum. 

4305- 

C. — 1328, October 7. Release by Alice de Houton to Andrew 
Luterel, of Nottingham, and Joan his wife, of right in a messuage in 
the Daily Market ('in Foro Cotidiano'). Witnesses: William de 
Amyas, Mayor, William de Beston and John de Bredon, Bailiffs, 
John Brian, Laurence le Spicer, Ralph le Taverner, John de Sneyn- 
ton, Thomas de Amyas, Robert de Henovere, Laurence le Bere, 
Elias Balle. 43o6. 

CI. — 1328-9, March 16. Grant from John, son of Richard le 
Basage, senior, of Carleton near Nottingham, chaplain, to John 
Brian, of Nottingham, of a ' cultura ' of arable land containing four 
acres in Carleton, in a place called ' Anc Stockyng,' abutting at one 
end upon Kydale Gate. Witnesses: Robert de Jorz, of Gedeling, 
Thomas de Stok, Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, William de Bage 
(sic), of Carleton, John le Mygne (sic), of the same, Richard Paulyn, 
of the same, Richard de Gedeling, clerk. 4253. 

CII. — 1329, April 28. Grant from Richard Dod, of Nottingham, 
to William de Mekisburgh, of two acres of land in Nottingham upon 
Westerihuir beyond the Lene. Witnesses: William de Beston and 
John de Bredon, Bailiffs, William de Crophull, Robert Frauncey, 
John de Deneby, John Bully, Richard de Halum, John de Henovere. 

4307- 

CHI. — 1329, June 29. Grant from Robert de Bronneby, of Not- 
tingham, to William de Mekisburg', of a rood of land lying in the 
Wodefeld. Witnesses: William de Beston and John de Bredon, 
Bailiffs, William de Crophull, Simon de Lenton, Bartholomew de 
Cotegrave, Robert Fraunceys, John de Henovere, Richard de Gotham. 

4308. 



1330] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 389 

CIV. — 1329, December 10. Grant from John, son of William le 
Moygne, senior, of Carleton, to John, son of William le Moygne, 
junior, of the same, and Margery his sister, of thirteen sclions of 
arable land in the fields of Carleton ; whereof nine selions lie together 
in a 'cultura' on the Halugh' which is called 'the Short Wong,' and 
two selions lie upon the Holtes, and abutting at one end upon the 
Holte Steygh, and at the other towards Kydale bekk ; and one selion 
lies upon the Morfurlong'; and another selion on the Long Steny. 
Witnesses: Robert de Jorce, of Gcdeling, Richard Ingram, of the 
same, William le Basage, of Carleton, Richard le Basage, of the same, 
Robert Ursel, of the same, John Gobyon, of the same, Richard de 
Gedeling, clerk. 4309. 

CV. — 1329-30, March 15. Grant from William de Crophull, of 
Nottingham, senior, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of a croft 
lying beyond the ditch (' fossatum ') of Nottingham. Witnesses : 
Ralph le Taverner, Mayor, Robert de Bronneby and Ralph de 
Woloton, Bailiffs, Robert Fraunceys, Bartholomew de Cotegrave, 
John de Henovere, Robert de Morewod, Ralph de Screveton. 

4310. 

CVI. — 1330, April 27. Grant from Richard, son of Richard de 
Lameleye, of Gedeling, dwelling (' manens ') in Lampadirwawe in 
Wales, to William de Mekisburg, of Nottingham, of a messuage 
in Gedeling, and all the land he formerly held of Sir Adam de 
Everyngham in Gcdeling, Carleton and Stoke Bardolf, and two acres 
in the fields of Gedeling and Stok Bardolf W'itnesses: Sir Robert 
de Jorce, of Birton, knight, Richard Ingram of Gedeling, John Broun, 
of the same, William de la Bassage, of Carleton, John Gobiun, of the 
same, John Moyng, of the same, Richard Paulmer, of the same. 

43II- 

CVII. — 1330, May 9. Grant from Nicholas Fating', son and heir 
of Henry Fatting', of Gedeling, to William de Mekisburg', of Not- 
tingham, of a 'cultura' of land in Gedeling field in a place called 
'Galkindaleouerhinde.' Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, 
Thomas de Whatton, of Stoke, John Broun, of Gedeling, William 
Massy, William Bassage, of Carleton, William Pluman, of the same, 
John Gobyon, of the same. 4313- 



390 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l330 

CVIII. — 1330, August 14. Release by Robert le Palefreyman, of 
Gedeling, to William de Mekisburg', of Nottingham, of right in seven 
selions of land in Carleton, whereof four selions lie upon the Halugh', 
and two selions lie upon Blackchill, and one selion in Westdale, and 
I2^d. of annual rent from a messuage in Carleton. Witnesses: 
Robert de Jorcc, of Gedeling, Richard Ingram, of the same, John 
Broun, of the same, William de la Basage, of Carleton, William 
Plouman, of the same, John Gobion, of the same. 43 1 5- 

CIX. — 1330, August 20. Grant from Richard le Feron, of Not- 
tingham, chaplain, to William de Mekisburg', of a rent of 4s. from 
a messuage in the Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati '). W^itnesses: 
Ralph le Taverner, Mayor, Robert de Bronneby and Ralph de 
Wolaton, Bailiffs, John le Colier, William de Crophull, Simon de 
Lenton, John Dun, John de Henovere, William Fykeys. 4317- 

ex. — 1330, August 22. Release of right in the above property 
by Ralph, son and heir of the said Richard le Feron, chaplain. Wit- 
nesses as above, with addition of Roger le Boustringer and Richard 
de Greimston. 43^8. 

CXI. — 1330, August 29. Release by William Metal, of Notting- 
ham, and Petronilla his wife, to Henry de Cesterfeld, of Nottingham, 
of right in a messuage in Nottingham, in a lane called ' Ratunrouwe ' 
opposite the churchyard ('cimiterium ') of S. Nicholas. Witnesses: 
Ralph le Taverner, Mayor, Robert de Bronneby and Ralph de 
Wolaton, Bailiffs, John de Driffeld, Henry de Langer, John le Lyster, 
John Aunflys, William de Keggcworth, Richard le Walker. 4319- 

CXII. — 1330, September 2. Grant from John, son of William 
Broun, of Gedeling, to William de Mekesborgh, of two selions of 
arable land in Gedeling and Stoke Bardolf ; whereof one selion lies 
in Gedeling field in a place called ' the Brende,' and abutting upon 
the Wode Yierd ; and the other selion lies in Stoke Bardolf upon 
Westweyt dale hill. Witnesses: Robert de Jorce, of Gedeling, 
Richard Ingram, William le Basage, of Carleton, John Moygne, of 
the same, William, son of Richard Paulyn, of the same. 4320. 

CXIII. — 1330, September 3. Grant from Robert, son of Robert 
Ursel, of Carleton, to William de Mekesburgh, of four selions of 



1331] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTIxXGHAM. 391 

arable land in Carleton in a place called ' Alkenthweyt.' Witnesses: 
Robert le^ Jorce, of Gedelyng, Richard Ingram, of the same, Thomas 
de Whatton, of Stokebardolf, William le Basage, of Carleton, John 
Gobyon, of the same, William Paulyn, of Carleton. 4321. 

CXIV. — 1330-1, January 9. Grant from Agnes, who was the 
wife of John, son of Nicholas de Carleton, to William dc Mekesburgh, 
of a selion of arable land in Carleton, in a place called ' Donnecroft- 
dale.' Witnesses: Nicholas de Shelford, Mayor of Nottingham, 
Thomas de Amyas and Richard Samon, Bailiffs, Ralph de Wolaton, 
Robert de Morewode, Richard Dod, Robert Fraunceys, Richard de 
Morewode, of Nottingham, William Basage, of Carleton, Richard 
Basage, of the same, William Paulyn, Richard de Gedling. 4322. 

CXV. — 1330-1, January 16. Release by Henry, son of Agnes 
who was the wife of John, son of Nicholas de Carleton, to William 
de Mekessburg, of Nottingham, of right in the above selion of 
land in Donnecroftdale. Witnesses as above, excepting Richard de 
Gedeling. 4323. 

CXVI. — 1 33 1, May 19. Grant from Richard Paulyn, of Carleton, 
to William Paulyn, his brother, of Carleton, of four selions of arable 
land lying together upon the Swaynes Gores in the field of Carleton, 
near Bugge Ryding' yierd, and abutting upon the above yierd and 
upon Donnecroft Dale. Witnesses: Robert de Jorz, of Gedeling, 
Richard Ingram, William de Basage, Richard de Basage, John 
Moygne. 4325- 

CXVII. — 1331, August 15. Grant from John Broun, of Gedeling, 
to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of a moiety of a third part of 
three ' toftman medow ' in the meadows of Gedeling and Stoke 
Bardolf, near the meadow of the said William de Amyas; and also 
of a moiety of a third part of a rood of meadow in the Westmor in 
Gedeling meadow. Witnesses : Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, Robert 
dc Jorze, of the same, William de la Basage, of Carlton, John 
Gobyun, of the same, John Moigne, of the same. 4324. 

CXVIII. — 1 33 1, September 29. Demise for life from John 
Moynge, of Carleton, junior, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, 
of a 'cultura' of land containing twelve selions lying in the field of 

' sic. 



392 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l332 

Carleton at the Hold Cros. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gede- 
ling, John Broun, of the same, WilHam de Bassage, Richard de 
Bassage, John Gobyon, all of Carleton. 4326, 4327. 

CXIX. — 1 33 1, November 24. Grant from Robert, son of Mar- 
gery, daughter of Richard Broun, of Gedeling, to William de Amyas, 
of three selions of arable land and a dole of meadow-land in Gedeling 
and Stoke Bardolf; whereof one selion lies in Gedeling in a place 
called 'the Leylonglandes,' and two selions lie in Stoke in a place 
called the ' Midilforlong,' and the said meadow-land lies in Gedeling 
in a place called ' Drilandes.' Witnesses: Richard Ingram, Robert le^ 
Jorse, John Broun, Roger de Pilley, William Plowman, all of Gede- 
ling, William de la Basage, of Carleton, John Moynge, of the same. 

4328. 

CXX. — 1 33 1, December 29. Release by Alexander, son of 
Henry de Nottingham, to Laurence le Spicer, of Nottingham, of 
right in a messuage in the Daily Market (' in Foro Cotidiano '). 
Witnesses: William de Crophill and Robert de Morewode, Bailiffs, 
John Brian, Thomas de Amyas, Robert de Henovere, Elias Balle, 
Thomas de Normanton. 4329. 

CXXI. — 1332, April 8. Grant for life from Ralph, son of Richard 
le Feron, of Nottingham, to Agnes, his sister, of a rent of five shillings 
from a messuage in the Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati '). Wit- 
nesses: Laurence le Spicer, Mayor, William de Crophull and Robert 
de Morewode, Bailiffs, William de Amyas, John le Colier, John Dun, 
Robert Fraunceys, Richard de Halum, John de Hokenal, John Bully. 

4330. 

CXXII. — 1332, May 7. Grant from John, son of William Walkelyn, 
of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a tenement in Gosgate. Wit- 
nesses: Laurence le Spicer, Mayor, William de Crophull and Robert 
de Morewode, Bailiffs, John le Colier, John Dun, Robert de Bronneby, 
Ralph de Wolaton, John de Henovere, Nicholas de Breydiston, 
Richard Weste, Robert le Eyre. 4331- 

CXXIII. — 1332, June 17. Grant from Nicholas Fatting, of Gede- 
ling, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of six selions of land in 



1333] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 393 

Gedeling, in a place called ' Bcrnispit.' Witnesses : Richard Ingram, 
John Broun, William Plouman, all of Gedeling, William de la Bassagc, 
John Gobyon, John Moyngc, all of Carlcton, Thomas de Whatton, of 
Bardolf Stok. 4362. 

CXXIV. — 1332, November 28. Grant from Ralph le Feroun, son 
and heir of Richard le Feroun, of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, 
of Nottingham, and Margery his wife, of all his tenements and rents 
in Nottingham, which descended to him after his father's death, near 
the house of Robert le Cuppere, 'dubber,' and elsewhere, in Lorimers' 
Street ('in Vico Lorimeriorum'), and a rent issuing from a tenement 
on the Cokstolrowe, and another rent from a house in the Saturday 
Market ('in Foro Sabati'). Witnesses : Henry de Cestrefeld, Mayor, 
John de Tumby and John de Wydmerpoll, Bailiffs, Nicholas de 
Shelford, John Dun, John Bryan, Robert Fraunceys, Richard Dod, 
John de Sneynton, Bartholomew de Cotegrave. 4332. 

CXXV. — 1332, December 2. Release by Agnes, daughter of 
Richard le Feron, of Nottingham, to Ralph, son and heir of Richard 
le Feron, of Nottingham, her brother, of right in a rent of 5s. from 
certain tenements in the Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati'). Wit- 
nesses : Henry de Cestrefeld, Mayor, John de Wydmerpoll and John 
de Tumby, Bailiffs, Robert Fraunceys, John Dun, Richard Dod, 
William de Crophull, junior, Nicholas de Shelford. 4333- 

CXXVI. — 1332, December 17. Grant from Robert, son of Geoffrey 
le Peynter, of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a messuage in 
the Lorimers' Street ('in Vico Lorimeriorum'). Witnesses: Henry 
de Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de Tumby and John de Wydmarpol, 
Bailiffs, John le Colicr, Laurence le Spicer, John Brian, Ralph de 
Wolaton, John de Henovere, John Dun, Alexander de Kentc, Roger 
de Hokenal, Richard Hunte, John de Adthilwell, Clerk. 4334- 

CXXVn. — 1332-3, February 4. Grant from John, son of John 
Walkelin, of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a rent of twelve 
pence from a messuage formerly the property of John Walkelin, his 
father, in Gosgate. Witnesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de 
Tumby and John de Wydmarpol, Bailiffs, John le Colier, William de 
Crophill, John de Henovere, Ralph de Wolaton, Nicholas de Breydes- 
ton, Richard Weste, John de Adthilwell, Clerk. 4335- 



394 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l334 

CXXVIII. — 1332-3, February 13. Grant from Robert Mough, of 
Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of a selion of land in Stoke Bardolf, 
in a place called ' Westweytdalenetherende.' Witnesses: Richard 
Ingram, of Gedeling, John Broun, of the same, William de la Basage, 
of Carleton, John Gobyon, of the same. 433^. 

CXXIX. — 1333, March 30. Grant from Nicholas Fatting, of 
Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of a 'cultura' 
of land in the field of Gedeling, in a place called ' Bernespit.' Wit- 
nesses same as CXXIII., with addition of Robert de Jorze, of 
Gedeling, and the omission of John Moynge and Thomas de Whatton. 

4363- 

CXXX. — 1333, May 23. Grant from John, son of John Walkelyn 
of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a rent of 4s. from a mes- 
suage in Gosgate. Witnesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de 
Tumby and John de Wydmarpol, Bailiffs, John le Colier, Robert 
de Bronneby, William de Crophull, Ralph de Wolaton, John de 
Henoverc, John de Adthilwell, Clerk. 4337- 

CXXXI. — 1333, November 7. Grant from John, son and heir of 
Richard de Whatton, of Carleton, to William de Amyas, of a mes- 
suage in Carleton, and twenty-four selions of arable land in Carleton 
upon Brakethwcyt. Witnesses : Sir Robert de Jorce, knight, Thomas 
de Whatton, Richard Ingram, Laurence le Spicer, of Nottingham, 
John Brian, Ralph le Taverner, John de Henovere. 4338. 

CXXXII. — 1333, December 19. Release by Stephen, son of 
William de Crophull, of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of right 
in a rood of land in Nottingham meadows abutting upon the Lene. 
Witnesses: Robert de Bronneby and Ralph de Wolaton, Bailiffs, 
John le Colier, Laurence le Spicer, John de Tumby, Thomas de 
Amyas, Robert Fraunceys, John de Henovere, John de Adthilwell, 
Clerk. 4339- 

CXXXIII. — 1333-4, March 24. Grant from Nicholas Facting, of 
Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of two selions of land in Bardolf 
Stoke, abutting upon the King's high-way of Carleton Dick. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, Robert de Jorze, of the same, 
William de la Basage, Richard de la Basage, John Gobiun, John 
Moynge, all of Carleton. 4340- 



1335] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 395 

CXXXIV. — 1334, September i. Release by John Moygne, of 
Carleton, junior, to William de Amyas, of right in twelve selions of 
land, lying in Carlton, in a 'cultura' on the Halugh' called 'the 
Short Wong.' Witnesses: Robert de Bronneby and Ralph de Wolaton, 
Bailiffs of Nottingham, William Basage, Richard Basage, John Gobiun, 
John Moygne, senior, all of Carleton, Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, 
Thomas do Whatton, of Bardolfstoke. 4341- 

CXXXV. — 1334, November i. Release by Robert Fraunceys, 
of Nottingham, and Matilda his wife, to Laurence le Spicer, of the 
same, of right in four booths with lofts adjoining them^ in the 
Saturday Market ('in Foro Sabati'), two of which shops lie opposite 
the booths of Drapers ^ next a lane which leads into the Drapers' 
Booths; and also in a rent of los. from a cellar in the Daily Market 
('in Foro Cotidiano'). Witnesses: Roger de Botehale, Mayor, Robert 
de Morewode and Richard de Chillewelle, Bailiffs, William de Amyas, 
John le Colier, John Brian, John de Tumby, Bartholomew de Cote- 
grave, John Dun, Richard Dod. 4342. 

CXXXVI. — 1334-5, February 9. Release by Philip de Somervill, 
knight, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of right in eight acres 
of arable land and in half an acre of meadow-land in the field of 
Stokebardolf, which eight and a half acres are held by John Pelet 
of the said Philip; whereof half an acre lies in the Hoverwynnes, 
and half an acre in the Longe Wong' ; and half an acre in the Fox- 
holes; and half an acre in Westewhededalehull; and an acre in 
Aywordpit; and an acre on Carleton dik; and an acre upon Sprowes- 
merhull; and half an acre in the Longesprowesmere; and half an 
acre on the Harde; and half an acre in the Netherwynnes; and half 
an acre in the Stathes; and half an acre on the far-side^ upon 
Brakinhull; and half an acre upon Trenteforlong; and half an acre 
in Holdyng. Witnesses: Thomas de Whatton, of Stoke, Richard 
Ingram, of Gedeling, William Bassage, of Carleton, Richard Bassagc, 
of Carleton, John Gobyun, of Carleton, John Moygne, of Carleton. 
Dated at Wychenore. 4343- 



' 'in quatuor seldis cum solariis dictis ^ *ex opposilo seldarum draperiorum.' 

seldis adjaccntibus.' ^ 'in latere ulteriori.' 



396 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l335 

CXXXVII. — 1334-5, March 2. Grant from John, son of John de 
Henovere, of Nottingham, to Henry de Cesterfeld, of Nottingham, 
of two scHons of arable land lying upon Blacclivegate in Lenton. 
Witnesses: Roger de Botehal, Mayor, Robert de Morewod and 
Richard de Chillewell, Bailiffs, William de Amyas, William de 
Gotham, Laurence le Spicer, John de Tumby, Thomas de Amyas, 
Robert de Henovere, John, son of Robert, of Lenton, Roger son of 
William, of the same, William Cosyn, of the same. 4344- 

CXXXVHI. — 1335, April 20. Grant from Nicholas Facting, of 
Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of a selion of land called ' Haved- 
land' in the field of Stokebardolf, next the path ('sty') which leads 
from Stoke to Carleton Dike; and also a selion of land in Gedeling 
field opposite the Halow, abutting upon the road leading to ' Padeyn- 
yate ;' and also a dole of meadow containing one rood in Gedeling 
meadow upon Driland, and abutting at one end upon the headland 
('forera') formerly John del Ston's, and upon the ' Forlong de 
Calwyrcroft' Witnesses: Richard Ingram, Robert de Jorse, William 
Plouman, all of Gedeling, William de la Basage, Richard de la 
Basage, John Moyng, John Gobiun, all of Carleton. 4364. 

CXXXIX. — 1335, April 22. Grant from Elizabeth, daughter of 
Robert de Ufton, of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a mes- 
suage and open place in the Stonstrete, and five cottages in the 
Tanners' Street ('in Vico Tannatorum ') near the highway which 
leads into the Belwordgate. Witnesses: Roger de Botehale, Mayor, 
Robert de Morewod and Richard de Chillewell, Bailiffs, Laurence le 
Spicer, Thomas de Amyas, John de Tumby, Robert Fraunceys, 
William de Beston, John de Tytheby. 4346. 

CXL. — 1335, June 8. Release from Ralph le Feroun, of Not- 
tingham, and Tiphania his wife, to William de Amyas and Margery 
his wife, of right in a tenement in the Lorimers' Street ('in Vico 
Lorimeriorum '), between the tenement of Robert le Cupper, ' dubber,' 
and the tenement of the said William, which the said William and 
Margery had demised to them for the term of their life. Witnesses: 
Roger de Bothale, Mayor, Robert de Morewode and Richard de 
Chillewell, Bailiffs, Laurence le Spicer, John le Colyer, John de 
Tumby, William Bryan, Thomas de Amyas, John de Henovere, 
Robert Fraunceys, John de Peverwych, Clerk. 4345- 



1336] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGIIA^F. 397 

CXLI. — 1335, June 20. Grant from Robert, son of William 
Casteleyn, of Nottingham, to John de Baston, of Nottingham, and 
Emma his wife, of a messuage in Hundegate. Witnesses : Roger de 
Botehale, Mayor, Robert de Morewod and Richard de Chillewell, 
Bailiffs, William de Eland, William de Amyas, John le Colier, 
William de Crophull, John de Driffeld, Henry de Langer, John de 
Tumby, Thomas de Amyas. 4347- 

CXLII. — [1335.] Agreement between the above parties that the 
said John and Emma his wife shall have a term of 31 years in the 
said tenement. Witnesses same as above, with the substitution of 
Laurence le Spicer for William de Crophull. 4348. 

CXLIII. — 1335, October 22. Grant from John Broun, of Gedeling, 
to William de Mekesburgh, of four selions of arable land in Gedeling, 
Carleton, and Stok Bardolf ; whereof one selion lies in Gedeling near 
the Morgate; and one selion in Carleton upon Blakhill, abutting 
upon Westdale and upon the headland (' forera ') formerly William 
Boylle's ; and two selions in Stok Bardolf near the land of the said 
William de Mekisburg. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, 
William Ploghman, of the same, Roger de Pilleye, of Gedelinge, 
Thomas de Whatton, of Stok Bardolf, John Gauge, of the same. 

4349- 

CXLIV. — 1335, October 25. Release by John, son of John 
Broun, of Gedeling, chaplain, to William de Mekesburgh, of right 
in the above four selions. Witnesses same as above, with the 
omission of John Gauge. 4350. 

CXLV. — 1335, December 16. Grant from William Paulyn, of 
Carlton, to William de Amyas, of a selion of land in Stok Bardolf, 
in a place known as ' the Dikfal,' abutting upon the ditch (' fossa- 
tum ') of Carleton and at the other end upon the headland ('forera') 
of Robert le Mough'. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gedelyng, 
Thomas de Whatton, of Stok, John Moygne, of Carleton, William 
Basage, of Carleton, Robert Ursell, of the same. 4351- 

CXLVI. — 1335-6, February 25. Grant from Robert le Mogh, 
of Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of three selions of arable land 
in the field of Gedeling, in a place called ' Bcrnes Pit.' Witnesses: 
Laurence le Espicer, of Nottingham, Mayor [of Nottingham], Richard 



398 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l337 

le Curzon, of Nottingham, and Thomas de Normanton, BaiHffs, 
Ralph de Wollaton, of Nottingham, Richard Ingram, of Gedehng, 
William le Ploghman, of the same, Roger de Pilleye, of the same. 

4352. 

CXLVII. — 1336, April 25. Grant from William de Amyas, of 
Nottingham, to John de Bredon, of the same, and Emma his wife, 
for the term of their lives, of a messuage in the Lorimers' Street ('in 
Vico Lorimeriorum '), at the rent of 40s., with further term to John 
their son for life. Witnesses: Laurence le Spicer, Mayor, Richard le 
Curson and Thomas de Normanton, Bailiffs, John le Colier, Richard 
Dod, John Dun, John de Hokenal, John de Hycham, Alexander de 
Kente, Richard le Sherman. 4353- 

CXLVIII.— 1336, April 27. Grant from Robert Mouth, of Gede- 
ling, to William de Amyas, of six sclions of land in Gedeling at 
Bernespit. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, Robert de Jorse, William 
Plouman, all of Gedeling, William Basage, John Gobyun, Richard 
Basage, all of Carleton. 4356. 

CXLIX. — 1336, October 5. Release by John Brom^ and Idonea 
his wife to William de Amyas, of right in three selions of land in 
Gedelyng in Bernespit, and in one rood in Stokebardolf lying under 
the Halle Hill and abutting upon the Blakepit. Witnesses: John de 
Shirwode, Richard Ingram, Thomas de Whatton, Roger Duket, 
William le Ploghman, and Roger de Pilleye. 4354- 

CL. — 1336, October 26. Grant from Robert Mough', of Gedeling, 
to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of a rood of land in Gedeling, 
abutting upon the Brodwong. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gede- 
ling, Robert de Jorse, of the same, William Basage, of Carleton, John 
Moygne, of the same, John Gobyun, of the same. 4355- 

CLI. — 1336-7, January 18. Grant from Nicholas Fatting, of 
Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of four selions of land in Gedeling, 
abutting upon the Esthauwenock. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, 
Robert de Jorse, William Plouman, all of Gedeling, William de la 
Basage, John Moynge, John Gobiun, all of Carleton. 4365. 

' So in original (for ' Broun '). 



1337] RECORDS OF THE IIOROUGII OF XOTTIXGHAM. 399 

CLII. — 1336-7, March 4. Grant for life from Henry Litclproud, 
of Nottingham, to Henry cle Cestcrfelcl, of the same, of a messuage 
in Nottingham in the Milneholes in the rock, near the tenement of 
Henry the Miller (* raolendinarius '). Witnesses: Robert cle Crophull, 
Mayor, John de Tumby and William Brian, Bailiffs, William de 
Gotham, Ralph le Taverner, John de Bredon, Richard de Chillewell, 
Richard de Yorke, John de Welles. 4357- 

CLHI. — 1336-7, March 4. Grant from Henry Lytelproud, of 
Nottingham, to Henry de Cesterfeld, of the same, and Avicia his 
wife, and Margery and Agnes, their daughters, of three messuages in 
the Milneholes, next the King's highway leading to the Mills of the 
King; and also of a messuage in the same street in the rock. Wit- 
nesses: Robert de Crophull, Mayor, John de Tumby and William 
Brian, Bailiffs, William de Gotham, John de Morley, William de 
Kegworth, ' lyster,' John Aunflys, William de Cesterfeld, Henry de 
Langer, Nicholas le Glover. 4358. 

CLIV. — 1337, July 10. Grant from Nicholas Fating, of Gedeling, 
to William de Amyas, of four selions of land, containing one acre in 
Gedeling, abutting upon Esthauwenok'. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, 
Robert le Jorce, William Plouman, all of Gedeling, Richard de la 
Bassage, John Moygne, John Gobiun, all of Carleton, Thomas de 
Whatton, of Bardolfstok'. , 4366. 

CLV. — 1337, October 7. Release by Sarra, who was the wife of 
John Sande, of Nottingham, to Ralph de Wolaton, of her dower in 
two cottages in S. James's Street ('in Vico Sancti Jacobi'). [No 
wiinesses.'l 4359- 

CLVI. — 1337, October 27. Release by Joan, who was the wife of 
Robert le Mogh, of Gedeling, to William de Amias, of Nottingham, 
merchant, of her dower in her late husband's lands in Carleton, 
Gedeling, and Stok. Witnesses: Henry de Shasterfeld, Mayor of 
Nottingham, John de Pcrewich and Simon de Wodeburgh, Bailiffs, 
Laurence Ic Spicer, John le Colier, Ralph de Wolaton. 4360. 

CLVn. — 1337, November 11. Release by Simon de Hoppewell, 
of Nottingham, and Joan his wife, to Ralph de Wolaton, of Notting- 
ham, of a rent of 7;^2d. from the said Ralph's house in Saint James's 
Street ('in Vico Sancti Jacobi'). Witnesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, 



403 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1338 

Mayor, John de Pevenvyche and Simon de Wodeburg, Bailiffs, 
William de Amyas, Robert Fraunceys, Richard de Halum, John de 
Wydmarpol', Ralph Mayn, William le Wayte, Ralph dc Cokewell, 
Richard Schoter, Richard de Toueton, Hugh le Tyler, John de 
Beston, Ralph le Copper. 4361. 

CLVIII. — [1337-8.] Agreement between Andrew Luterel, of 
Nottingham, and Richard of York (' de Eboraco '), of Nottingham, 
butcher, and Margery his wife, for a lease for 20 years to the said 
Richard and Margery of a messuage in the Daily Market ('in Foro 
Cotidiano'), the term to commence on Palm Sunday, 12 Edward III.i 
Witnesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de Peverwyche and 
Simon de Wodeburg', Bailiffs, John de Tumby, William Brian, John 
de Sneynton, Laurence le Bcre, Elias Balle, William Picard. 4370. 

CLIX. — 1337-8, January 27. Grant from William, son of Richard 
Broun, of Gedeling, to William de Amyas, of a selion of land in Stoke- 
bardolf in a place called ' Clement crofthende.' Witnesses: Richard 
Ingram, Robert de Jorse, William Plouman, all of Gedeling, Thomas 
de Whatton, of Bardolfstoke, Richard de la Basage, John Gobiun, 
John Moygne, all of Carleton. 4367. 

[1337-8, January 27?] Agreement between the parties to the 
above, for the annulling of the said grant upon payment of eight 
shillings by the said William, son of Richard Broun, to the said 
William de Amyas. 4368. 

CLX. — 1338, April 19. Grant from William de Spondon, of 
Nottingham, and Emma his wife, to William de Amyas, of a rent 
of ten shillings from their messuage in the high street which leads 
from the Daily Market to S. ]\Iary's Church.^ Witnesses: Henry de 
Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de Peverwyche, Simon de Wodeburg, Ralph 
le Taverner, Richard Saumon, William Picard, John de Radeclif, 
Laurence le Bere, Elias Balle, Richard le Taverner. 4369. 

CLXI. — 1338, April 20. Grant from Andrew Luterel, of Not- 
tingham, to Richard of York ('de Eboraco'), of Nottingham, and 
Margery his wife, of a messuage in the Daily Market ('in Foro 



' April 5, 133S. 

' 'in alto \-ico qui ducit a Foro Cotidiano usque ad Ecclesiam Beatae Mariae.' 



1338] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 4OI 

Cotidiano '), near the messuage of Robert Ingram, knight. Wit- 
nesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de Peverwyche and Simon 
de Wodeburge, Bailiffs, WilHam Brian, John de Tumby, Robert de 
Henovere, John de Sneynton, Laurence le Bere, EHas Balle, Walter 
de Walton, Roger Baroud, Adam Foucher, W^alter Hock. 4371- 

CLXH. — 1338, April 25. Release by Andrew Luterel, of Not- 
tingham, to Richard of York (' de Eboraco '), of the same, butcher, 
and Margery his wife, of right in the above messuage in the Daily 
Market (' in Foro Cotidiano '), extending from the King's highway 
to the said Andrew's brew-house.^ Witnesses: Henry de Cesterfeld, 
Mayor, John de Peverwyche and Simon de Wodeburg, Bailiffs, John 
de Tumby, W^illiam Brian, Thomas de Normanton, John de Sneynton, 
Roger Baroud, Walter Hock, Adam Foucher, Laurence le Bere, Elias 
Balle, Richard le Taverner, Richard Saumon, William Picard. 4372. 

CLXHI. — 1338, October 29. Grant from Sir^ John called ' le 
Greyne,' of Beston, chaplain, to William do Amyas, of two messuages 
in Nottingham, one of them in the Stonystrete, between the tene- 
ment formerly Robert Dabon's and the lane leading to the Tanners' 
Street (' Vicus Tannatorum ') ; and the other messuage lies in a lane 
called 'Blayslane:' which messuages he had of the feoffment of 
William de Beston, of Nottingham. Witnesses : Henry de Cestrefeld, 
Mayor, John de Baston and Richard de Halum, Bailiffs, Robert de 
Crophull, John le Colyer, Ralph le Taverner, Roger de Botehale, 
John de Tumb\', William Bryan, Richard Samon, Robert de More- 
wode, Richard Cursoun, Adam de Colewyk, Adam Palmer, Adam 
Remay. 4373. 

CLXIV. — 1338, October 30. Release by William de Beston, of 
Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of right in the above two mes- 
suages. Witnesses: Henry de Cestrefeld, Mayor, John de Baston 
and Richard de Halum, Bailiffs, Robert de Crophull, Richard Samon, 
Robert de Morewode, Hugh de Stapelford. 4374- 

CLXV. — 1338, December 20. Grant from John de Stanleye, of 
Watenowe, junior, and xA-lice his wife, to William de Amyas, of a 
vacant piece of ground in Nottingham in a lane called ' the Dedlane.' 
Witnesses: Henry de Cestrefeld, Mayor, John de Baston and Richard 

' ' usque ad bracinam nieam. ' - ' Dominus Johannes dictus le Greyne.' 

CC 



402 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l340 

de Halum, Bailiffs, John le Colyer, William son of Margery de Crop- 
hull, John de Henovere, Richard Dodde, William de Wodburgh, 
Roger Baroud, John son of Henry. 4375- 

CLXVI. — 1339, June 8. Grant from John de Peverwych, of 
Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of an acre of arable land in 
Nottingham, in a place called ' Snapedale,' abutting upon the dove- 
cot of the House of S. Leonard. ^ Witnesses: Henry de Ccstrefeld, 
Mayor, John dc Baston and Richard de Halum, Bailiffs, John le 
Colyer, William de Crophull, Robert Fraunce}'s, William Bryan, 
Richard de Morewode, John de Schirrewodc. 4378. 

CLXVH. — 1339, August 29. Grant from John, son of Henry le 
Mey reman, of Nottingham, and Cecily his wife, to William dc Amyas, 
of Nottingham, of a rent of four shillings from two tenements of 
John de Hertil, of Nottingham, tanner, in the Great Marsh ('in 
Magno Marisco'), opposite the wall of the Friars Minor. Witnesses: 
Henry dc Cesterfeld, Mayor, John de Baston and Richard de Halum, 
Bailiffs, Richard de Chillewell, Gcrvase de Bradcmer, John de Thur- 
meton, Henry del Howes. 4379- 

CLXVH I. — 1339, August 29. Agreement between the above 
parties for the annulling of the above grant, subject to the payment 
of the said rent to William de Amyas for a term of 12 years. Wit- 
nesses as above, with the addition of Richard le Potter. 4380. 

CLXIX. — 1339, November 11. Grant from John de Peverwych, 
of Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of two acres of arable land 
and one rood, lying in Nottingham in a place called ' the W^odfeld,' 
three roods whereof abut upon the Beksyk towards the east. 
Witnesses: John le Colyer, Mayor, John de Baston and Richard de 
Halum, Bailiffs, Robert de Crophull, Robert Fraunceys, John de 
Shirrewode, William de Roderham. 4381. 

CLXX. — 1339-40, February 6. Grant from Robert, son of Robert 
Ursel, of Carleton, to William de Amyas, of three acres of arable 
land in Carleton, whereof one rood lies at Noxthentwelle; and one 
acre lies in Ryecroft in the Middulfurlong; and another rood lies in 
Ryecroft in a place called ' Acrehavedes ; ' and five roods lie at Carle- 
wode Buske. Witnesses: John Colier, Mayor, John de Baston and 

' ' super columbarium Domus Sancti Leonardi. ' 



I341] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 403 

Richard de Halum, Bailiffs, Richard Ingram, of Gcddclyng, Thomas 
de Whatton, of Stokebardulf, John Urscl, of Carlcton, chaplain, 
Richard Basage, of the same. 4382. 

CLXXI. — 1339-40, February 7. Agreement between Robert, son 
of Robert Ursel, of Carleton, and William de Amyas, for the annul- 
ling of the above grant upon payment by the said Robert of six 
marks of silver. \_N'o ivitnesses.'] 4383. 

CLXXII. — 1340, June 29. Grant from William de Kirkcby, of 
Coventre, and Alice his wife, to William de Amyas, of a plot of land in 
Nottingham in Great Smiths' Gate ('in Vico Magnorum Fabrorum'). 
Witnesses: John le Colier, Mayor, John de Baston and Richard de 
Halum, Bailiffs, Ralph de Wolaton, Robert Fraunceys, William de 
Crophull, John de Rippeley, Richard Dod, John de Peverwyche. 

4384- 

CLXXIII. — 1340, July 3. Release by Nicholas, son of Thomas 
de Sesyngden, of Coventre, to William de Amyas, of right in the 
above plot of land. Witnesses: John le Colier, Mayor, John de 
Baston and Richard de Halum, Bailiffs, Ralph de Wolaton, Robert 
Fraunceys, William de Crophull, Hugh son of Laurence le Spicer, 
John de Rippeley, Richard Dod, John de Peverwych, Thomas de 
Mekisburg. 4385. 

CLXXIV. — 1340, August I. Release by Robert de Crophull, of 
Nottingham, to William de Amyas, of a rent of eight shillings, and 
one cock and three hens, from a tenement formerly held by Thomas 
le Orfure in the Lorimers' Street (' in Vico Lorimeriorum '). Wit- 
nesses: John Colier, Mayor, John de Baston and Richard de Halum, 
Bailiffs, Roger de Botehale, Robert de Morewod, Hugh le Spicer, 
William Brian. 4386. 

CLXXV. — 1 340- 1, January 6. Grant from Pain de Vilers, of 
Kinalton, knight, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, and Margery 
his wife, of Geoffrey Hull, Ralph Hull, and Geoffrey Aylmer, all 
of Kinalton, bondsmen ('nativi') belonging to the said Pain, with 
all their chattels and sequelae, begotten and to be begotten, and 
with all other profits, to wit, fisheries, pasturages, meadows, ways, 
waters, and turbaries within the town and without. He also grants 
to the same William three messuages and six bovates of arable land 



404 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [134^ 

in Kynalton, which the said bondsmen hold in bondage of him. 
Witnesses: Thomas de Chauworth, knight, John Fiz-WilHam, knight, 
WilHam de Byngham, knight, John Resell, of Cotegrave, John in the 
Wyloughes, of Kercolston, John Fancoat, John de Rothelcyc, John 
de Westthorp, Ralph de Wolaton, of Nottingham, Thomas de 
Amyas, of the same, John Tumby, William de Crophill, Thomas 
de Edwalton, John dc Bredon, William de Wodburgh.^ 4387- 

CLXXVL — 1 341, May 31. Grant from John Gaugy, of Stoke 
Bardulf, to WilHam de Amyas, of one rood of land lying upon 
Brakenhull, in the fields of Stokebardulf Witnesses: Thomas de 
Whatton, of Stokebardulf, Richard Ingram, of Gedeling, Robert 
Ursel, of Carlcton, Richard le Basage, of the same, Roger de Pilley, 
of Gedeling. 4388. 

CLXXVII. — 1342, June 30. Grant from John, son of Simon 
Gaugy, of Stoke Bardolf, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of 
half an acre of land in Stokbardolf field, in the furlong called 
' Estlonge and Westlonge.' Witnesses : Thomas de Whatton, of 
Stokebardolf, Richard Ingram, of Gedelyng, Roger de Pillay, of the 
same, Richard Basage, of Carleton, John Moigne, of the same. 4390. 

CLXXVIII. — 1345-6, March 20. Grant from Richard Dodd to 
William de Amyas and Margery his wife, of a rent of ten shillings 
from a tenement in the Lorimers' Street (' in Vico Lorimeriorum '). 
Witnesses: John de Tumby, Mayor, Ralph Colier and Nicholas de 
Crophill, Bailiffs, Thomas de Normanton, Richard Colier, John de 
Watenowe, William de Skegby, Richard de Pollesworth, William 
de Crophill. 4392. 

CLXXIX. — 1346, September 4. Release by Henry, son and 
heir of John le Spicere, of Nottingham, to Hugh, son of Laurence le 
Spicere, of Nottingham, of right in four cottages with the lofts built 
over them,2 in Lorimers' Street (' in Vico Lorymeriorum '). Wit- 
nesses: John de Tumby, Mayor, Ralph Colier and Nicholas de 
Crophill, Bailiffs, Thomas de Normanton, Richard Colier, William 
de Skegby, Ralph de Wolaton, John de Watenowe, Richard Dod, 
Nicholas de Shelford. 4393- 

" Pain de Vilers' seal bears 'six lyoncels 3, 2, i,' as described by Thoroton, p. 77 a. 
° ' cum solariis superaedificatis, ' 



1348] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 405 

CLXXX. — 1346-7, January 12. Agreement between William de 
Amyas and Margery his wife, and John, son of Payn dc Vilers, 
knight, that whereas the said John had given and granted to the 
said William and Margery a piece of meadow in Kynalton, called 
* Hiding Gate,' to have and to hold to the said William and Margery 
and their heirs for ever; the said William and Margery grant that, if 
they hold the aforesaid piece of meadow peacefully and without 
disturbance for the term of 12 years following the date of this agree- 
ment, the charter of feoffment made to the said William and Margery 
by the said John shall be annulled; otherwise, it shall retain its force. 
[7;^ Noniiaii-Frejick.'] 4394- 

CLXXXI. — 1346-7, January 23. Grant from John Broun, of 
Gedelyng, chaplain, to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, of a 
'cultura' of arable land in Gedelyng fields, containing six selions 
and a ' gora,' lying in Bernepit, abutting at one end upon Wulf howe 
and at the other end upon the headland (' forera ') of Hugh de Hert- 
hill. Witnesses: Richard Ingram, of Gedelyng, Robert Jorce, of the 
same, John Moigne, of Carleton, Robert Ursel, Thomas de Whatton, 
of Stoke Bardolf 4395- 

CLXXXH. — 1346-7, February 25. Grant from John, son of Pain 
de Vilers, of Kinalton, knight, to William de Amyas and Margery 
his wife, of John del Grene, of Kinalton, and Robert Huberd, of the 
same, bondsmen ('nativi') of the said John, son of Fain de Vilers, 
with all their chattels, sequelae^ and profits, and two messuages and 
two bovates of arable land in Kinalton, which the said John del 
Grene and Robert Huberd hold of him in bondage. He also grants 
one .... and two bovates of arable land of his demesne in Kinalton 
which William Broun formerly held. Witnesses: Pain de Vilers, 
knight, William de Grey, knight, William de Byngham, knight, John 
Rosel, William de Westthorp, Thomas de Edwalton, Mayor of 
Nottingham, Walter de Walton and William de Crophull, l^ailiffs, 
Robert de Crophill, William Bryan. 4396. 

CLXXXHL — 1348, April 17. Grant from Matilda, who was the 
wife of John Fasseys, of Nottingham, to William de Flolm, of Not- 
tingham, and Legarda his wife, of a messuage in the high street 
leading from the Daily Market to the King's Castle." Witnesses: 

' 'in alto vico tjui ducit a Foro Colidiano usque ad Castruiii Domini Regis Xoiinghaniiae.' 



406 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1348 

[Robert] de Morewode, Mayor, Richard Sherman and Robert de 
Brunneby, Baihffs, John de Tumby, Bartholomew de Cotegrave, 
Thomas de Normanton, Wilham de Skegby, John Pycard, .... 
Colyer, Robert de Malteby, Robert de . . . . , Clerk. 4397- 

CLXXXIV. — 1348, June 16. Grant from Bartholomew de Cote- 
grave to William de Amyas, of Nottingham, and Margery his wife, 
of the manor of Watenowe Chaworth, with all appurtenances, a wind- 
mill, bondsmen, etc., etc., and also of his manor of Ryddynges near 
Alferton, with appurtenances, a water-mill, bondsmen, etc., etc.: to 
hold for their lives, with remainder to Hugh le Spicere, of Notting- 
ham, and Joan his wife, daughter of the said William, with remainder 
to their son William, and his heirs male, with remainder in default of 
heirs to Agnes, daughter of the said William de Amyas, and re- 
mainder after the death of the said Agnes to William, son of Ralph 
de Wolaton, of Nottingham, and his heirs male, with remainder in 
default of heirs to John, son of Ralph de Wolaton, of Nottingham, 
and his heirs male, with remainder in default of heirs to Thomas, son 
of Ralph de Wolaton, of Nottingham, and his heirs male, with 
remainder over to the right heirs of the said William de Amyas. 
Witnesses: John de Annesleye, knight, William de Selston, Robert 
de Sutton, William de Worthyngton, Stephen Smyth, of Watenowe, 
John de Stanleye, cordewaner. 4398. 4399- 

CLXXXV. — 1348, October 5. Grant from John, son of John de 
Shenyngdon, of Carleton near Nottingham, to William de Amyas, 
of a rent of four shillings from his messuage in Carleton, which 
messuage descended to him after the death of Emma Moygne his 
mother. Witnesses: Nicholas de Crophill, Mayor of Nottingham, 
William de Edwalton and John de Welles, Bailiffs, Richard Ingram, 
of Gedelyng, Thomas de Whatton, of Stoke Bardolf, Richard de 
Basage, of Carleton. 4401. 

CLXXXVI. — [Ujici^ated] A Draft Terrier of the tenements and 
rents belonging to William de Anyas (sic), or de Mekesboro, in the 
town of Nottingham, headed : ' Haec sunt tenementa et redditus 
Willelmi de Anyas in villa Notinghamiae ' (i.e., 'these are the tene- 
ments and rents of William de Anyas in the town of Nottingham '). 
Over the name ' Willelmi de Anyas ' is written, in another hand by 
which the numerous alterations in the draft were made. ' vel Willelmo 



1361] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF XOTTINGHAM. 407 

{sic) de Mekesboro.' The property specified consists of 25 messuages, 
22 tenements, 9 pieces of land, i bakehouse ('pistrina'), 12 shops, 
and 137s. in rents, exclusiv'e of tenements and messuages the 
numbers of which are not specified. 4294. 

CLXXXVII. — {Undated.'] List of tenements formerly belonging 
to William de Amyas entitled: ' Haec sunt tenementa existentia 
extra indenturas inter Johannem de Wollaton et Willelmum Spycer 
de eorum purpartibus ' {i.e., ' these are the tenements not included in 
the indentures between John de Wollaton and \\'illiam Spicer re- 
garding their parts in an inheritance'), specifying 10 tenements, i 
curtilage, i shop, i tenement with sheepcots, which rendered to 
William de Amyas ^8 4s. 8d. 4295. 

CLXXXVIII. — 1354, June 13. Grant from Idonea de Blake- 
bourn, sometime the wife of John de Blakebourn, of Nottingham, 
to John de Blakebourn, of Nottingham, son of the said John her late 
husband, of a chief messuage in Nottingham near the churchyard 
(' cimiterium ') of the Church of the Blessed Peter, between the mes- 
suage of Simon Bertevill and a lane leading from the Lorimers' 
Street ('a Vico Lorimeriorum ') to the said church. Witnesses: 
Walter de Walton, Mayor, Roger de Gamelston and Adam Barry, 
Bailiffs, John de Brigeford, Richard de Lyndeby, marchaunt, William 
Day, Geoffrey Plot, William le Colier. Stretton MSS., No. XIII. 

CLXXXIX. — [Ufidated.] Exemplification, in an early i6th cen- 
tury hand, of Sir Avery de Sulney's allowance of the Burgesses' right 
to pasture in Basford (LXXIV., p. 150 of this volume), and of Sir 
Robert de Cockfield's release of the acknowledgment paid for the 
same (No. LXXXIIL, p. 162 of this volume). Signed: *Thes be 
the trewe copyes of ij. dedis undre saille {i.e., ' seal ') whiche we have 
seyn {i.e., 'seen'), as dothe apere here above writyn. By me, John', 
Prior of Lenton. By me, Johnn' Willughby, Kt.' 4403. 

CXC. — 1 361, August 13. Grant from Richard Colier, of Notting- 
ham, marchaunt, to William, son of William de Thurgerton, of 
Nottingham, of a messuage in the Stonstrete. Witnesses : Nicholas 
de Crophull, Mayor, Geoffrey Plot and Ralph de Calverton, Bailiffs, 
John Luterell, John Samon, Ralph de Torlaton, John de Tumby. 

4406. 



408 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l37I 

CXCI. — 1369, July 29. Grant from John, son of Ralph de 
WoUaton, of Nottingham, to William de Crescy, Vicar of the Church 
of Greseley, and to Sir Roger, parson of the Church of Notehale, of 
all his lands and tenements, rents, services, etc., in the towns of Not- 
tingham, Lenton and Radford, which formerly belonged to William 
de Amyas, of Nottingham, and which descended to him after the 
death of the said William de Amyas, excepting the annual rent from 
divers tenements assigned to the Chantry founded by the said 
William de Amyas. Witnesses: William Colyar, Mayor, Thomas de 
Morwod and William de Thrompton, Bailiffs, John Samon, Ralph 
Torkard, of Radford, Godman Glasewright, of Lenton, John de 
Northampton, of Lenton, William de Alanchestur, of Beeston, John 
de Capella,! of Radford. 4408. 

CXCII.— 1370, May 7. Release by William de Opwell, of Not- 
tingham, to John de Wolaton, son of Ralph de Wolaton, of Notting- 
ham, of right in a messuage in the Lorimers' Street ('in Vico 
Lorimeriorum ') between the tenements of John de Lamley and of 
Hugh le Spycer of the Chantry (' de Canteria '). [No luitnesses.'] 

4409. 

CXCIII. — 1370, October 23. Grant from William Crecy, Vicar 
of the Church of Gresley, and Roger, parson of the Church of Nut- 
hall, to John Wolaton, of Watnowe, son of Ralph de Wolaton, of 
Nottingham, and to Margery his wife, of all lands and tenements, 
rents, etc., in Nottingham, Lenton and Radford, which formerly 
belonged to William de Amyas, of Nottingham. Witnesses: John 
Samon, Mayor of Nottingham, Henry de Bradmer and Thomas de 
Bothall, Bailiffs, William de Beeston, William Cupper, Godman 
Glasewryght, of Lenton, John de Chapell, of Radford. 4410. 

CXCIV — 1 370-1, January 6. Grant from Richard Collesone, of 
Nottingham, to Robert Chaumbirleyn, of the same, and Amy, his 
wife, of a curtilage in Hundegate. Witnesses: John Samon, Mayor, 
Henry de Brademer and Thomas de Bottale, Bailiffs, William Colier, 
William de Beston, Adam Peyntour, all of Nottingham.^ 44i i- 



' i.e., 'of the chapel.' : sv : ep . . . . ,' and a shield bearing an 

^ The seal has the inscription ' prive eagle displayed, impaling a lion rampant. 



1391] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 409 

CXCV. — 1378, December 7. Demise for life from John de Wol- 
laton and William de Beston, of Nottingham, to Isabella who was 
the wife of Robert de . . . . , of Nottingham, of a grange in the 
messuage which William Cotiller formerly held in ' le . . . . ate,' 
with remainder to the said William de Beston. Witnesses: John 
. . . . , ]\Iayor, Richard atte Chanons and Robert Bakester, Bailiffs, 
John Bakester, William Cotiller. [^Mutilated.'] AA-^S- 

CXCVI. — 1379, November 25. Release by John, son of Ralph 
de Wollaton, of Nottingham, and Margery his wife, to William de 
Beston, ' Burgeys de Notyngham,' of a rent of ten shillings from a 
place near 'the IMothair de Notyngham,' ^ towards the south, which 
Alice de Retford formerly held. [7;^ Noriiian-FrencJi?[ 4416. 

CXCVII. — 1384-5, February 24. Lease for 100 years from Ralph 
de Aderley and Margery his wife, Edmund Ingram, son and heir 
of the said ]\Iargery, and Alice his wife, to William de Stapelton, of 
Nottingham, butcher, of a vacant piece of ground sixteen feet in 
length by twelve in breadth, lying in the Wykday Market in Notting- 
ham, near the King's highway which leads from the Flesshewergate 
to the Middle Pavement ('in Medium Pavimentum ') towards the 
south, at a rent of twelve pence in silver. W^itnesses: Richard 
Hannesone, Mayor, Henry de Plumptre and Henry de Normanton, 
Bailiffs, Richard de Bradmer', William Denet, John Clerk. 4420. 

CXCVIII. — 1385, June 19. Lease for 100 years from Thomas 
Ingram, chaplain, son and heir of Walter Ingram, of Sneynton, to 
William de Stapulton, of Nottingham, butcher, of the above piece 
of ground, at a rent of twelve pence in silver to be paid to the said 
Thomas and his heirs after the death of Margery Ingram, mother of 
the said Thomas. Witnesses: Robert Squyer, Mayor, Hugh de 
Lyndeby and William de Farwell, Bailiffs, Robert de Wighton, John 
de Playstowe, Richard Plattes. 4421. 

CXCIX. — 1 391, June 19, Release by Margery, sometime the 
wife of Walter Ingram, of Snaynton, and Thomas Ingram, chaplain, 
son and heir' of the aforesaid Walter, to William Clerk, butcher, of 
Nottingham, of right in a waste messuage in Nottingham belonging 
to ihe Abbey of Fclley, near the chief messuage of the aforesaid 

' ' un place juxte le Mothall' de Notyngham vers le south, quele Alice de Retford jadis tint.' 



4IO RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l397 

Margery and Thomas, which chief messuage formerly belonged to 
Robert Ingram, of Nottingham, grandfather of the said Thomas. 
Witnesses: Robert Squicr, Mayor, Richard Wilford, John Gierke, 
scrivener (' scriptor '), of Nottingham. 4422. 

CC. — 1393-4, February 28. Lease for life from Hugh Spycer, of 
Nottingham, and William Spycer his son and heir, to William de 
Derley, of Nottingham, draper, and Joan his wife, of a messuage 
on the Tymberrowe. Witnesses: William Huntston, Mayor, John de 
Lyndby and John Albyn, Bailiffs. 4423. 

CCI. — 1395-6, March 20. Grant from Nicholas Bernak' and 
Margery his wife to John Wolaton, son of the aforesaid Margery, 
of an annual rent of six shillings for term of the life of the said 
Margery. If the rent be in arrear, the said John has license to distrain 
in their tenement in Nottingham which Bilby, skynner, holds in the 
Merketsted. Witnesses: Normans Gharnels, of Muston, Sir John 
Vicar of Barkeston, and Robert son of Robert, of the same. Dated 
at Barkeston. 4424. 

CGII. — 1397, July 30. Release by William Aleyn, of Assheby 
la Zouch', to Robert son of Robert Adynet, of Assheby la Zouch', 
clerk, of right in a virgate of meadow in Assheby, which virgatc lies 
in a meadow of Dolemede called ' Sheylebrocmede,' and which virgate 
Aleyn had of the gift of John Messager. Witnesses: Thomas de 
Blacfordeby, John Pymme, John Lycesson, William de Haywod, 
Richard Skynner, William Whyte, John Nicoll, all of Assheby la 
Zouch. Stretton MSS., No. XIV. 



APPENDIX. 



I. — Extracts from Gregory^ s Notes of the Contents of the Red Book 

of the Tota?i. 

1329-30. — Perambulatio Forestae per commysionem ; et nullum disforest- 
[atum]; et quieti de legibus Forestae. Tota charta perlecta.' Quo Warranto 
priori. Coram (?) Herle, Justyce. 3 E. 3. /]77i, fo. 4d. 

\Translation : Perambulation of the Forest by commission, and nothing 
disaforested; and quit of the Forest laws. The whole charter read. By Quo 
Warranto priori. Before Herle, Justice.] 

1329-30. — Westcroft. Westcroft hay sould in the cok for vj. li., and the 
money p[ai]d to the towne, and xxs. for the after cropp till Martylmas. 

4771, fo. 4d. 

[1348-9?] — West Crofte. Hay in Westcroft sould and preysed by xij., 
who upon theyr oathes did fynde the seyd haye worth vj. li. in tassys, besydes 
the chardges in gettinge of it, and ordered that yt should lye severall till 
Mertellmas, which they held worth 20s. per annum. Tempore 22 H. 3.^ 

4771, p. 8d. 

[1348-9?] — Eodem anno. Old Trent fishing. The fishinge of the old 
Trent kept for the towne, and was gyven to Stephen Romilo, Constable 
'pro tempore suo, pro bono consilio et auxilio habendo' [/>., 'for his time, 
for having good counsel and assistance']. 477 1> P- Sd. 

[1348-9?] — 3 Majors Serjeante. Yt was then ordered, that everie Major 
should take sufificyent securitye by obligacion of the Common Serjeant, and 
the Major to answere himselfe for the Majores Serjeant, for the well exe- 
cutinge of theyr offyces. 477i> P- Sd. 

' perleda,'] 'perlitata,' MS. Constable of the Castle in 1347 (Rymer, 

= This appears to be a mistake for Foedera, iii. 133), and subsequent years. 

22 Edward III., judging from the next 3 No date is given for this entry. It 

entry which refers to Stephen Romylou follows the two entries here printed in 

as Constable (of the Castle). Romylou was Gregory's MS. 



412 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l392 

II. — Record of the Process against the Lord of Colwlck for Obstriictitig 
the course of the Trent. 

1392, June 16. 

'TeNORES RECORDI ET processus LOQUELAE, AC PRAESENTATIONUM, DE 

quibus in billa huic cedulae attachiata fit mentio, et coram 
Domino Rege, termino Sanctae Trinitatis, anno regni Regis 

RiCARDI SeCUNDI QUINTO DECIiMO, ROTULO XX'"", INTER PlACITA 

Regis irrotulatorum, sequuntur in haec verba r 

' Inquisitio capta apud Notyngham, die Martis proximo post festum 
Sancti Petri in Cathedra, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi quinto decimo, 
coram Willelmo Thirnyng, Ricardo Sydenham, et Johanne de Leek, chivaler, 
Justitiariis Domini Regis virtute litterarum Domini Regis patentium eisdem 
Willehno, Ricardo, et Johanni, et aliis in eisdem litteris patentibus assignatis 
directarum, et huic inquisitioni consutarum, de diversis articuHs et cir- 
cumstantiis in praedictis Htteris specificatis, per sacramentum Willehni Glade, 
de Arnall, Johannis de Bampton, junioris, Ricardi filii Johannis, de Stapul- 
ford, Thomae de Burton, de eadem, Johannis de Merdeley, de Sutton, 
Johannis Drapere, de Goteham, Thomae Roges, de Bonyngton, Johannis 
Ibotessone, de Keworth, Johannis Pilleye, de Gedlyng, Johannis Ward, de 
Shelford, Johannis Tydde, de Rateclyff, et Ricardi Sayvyll, de Newerk, ad 
hoc electorum, triatorum et juratorum: qui dicunt, super sacramentum suum, 
quod aqua de Trent est una magnarum ripariarum regni Regis Anghae pro 
passagio navium et batellorum cum victuahbus et aliis mercimoniis quibus- 
cumque, a Castro et villa de Notyngham usque ad aquam de Humbre, et 
abinde usque ad altum mare, et sic eundo et redeundo per eandem aquam 
ad villam et Castrum praedicta, et quod naves et batelli cum quibuscumque 
victualibus et mercimoniis per aquam de Trent praedictam usque ad dicta 
Castrum et villam ire et redire solebant totis temporibus antiquis. Et 
ulterius dicunt, super sacramentum suum, quod quidam Willelmus de 
Colwyk, chivaler, et Ricardus Byron, chivaler, et alii, diverterunt aquam 
de Trent praedictam, unde in praedictis litteris patentibus fit mentio, ab 
antique cursu suo apud Overcolwyk in quandam trencheam ibidem, per 
quam parcella ejusdem aquae de Trent quondam tenebat cursum suum, 
per plantationes salicium, fixuras pilorum, et alias diversas operationes, arta- 
tiones, rupturas et levationes in praedicta aqua de Trent factas, et similiter 
per impetum ejusdem aquae de Trent, per quod aqua de Trent praedicta 

' These proceedings are taken from an * Here follows the commission, in 

exemplification by letters patent dated nearly the same words as the one printed 

February 8, 1392-3. at p. 226 (No. CXXIV.). 



1392] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOT TIXCI lAM. 413 

II. — Record of /he Process against the Lord of Colic'/rk for Obstructing 
tJie course of iJie Trent. 

1392, June 16. 
'The tenors of the record and the process of the cause, and of 

THE presentments, WHEREOF INTENTION IS MADE IN THE BILL ATTACHED 
TO THIS SCHEDULE, AND ENROLLED BEFORE OUR LoRD THE KiNG, AT 
THE TERM OF THE HOLY TRINITY, IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE 

REIGN OF King Richard the Second, Roll 20, amongst the Pleas 
OF the King, follow in these words r 

' Inquest taken at Nottingham, on Tuesday next after the feast of Saint 
Peter in Cathedra, in the fifteenth year of the reign of King Richard the 
Second, before WiUiam Thirning, Richard Sidenham, and John de Leek, 
knight. Justices of our Lord the King by virtue of the letters patent of our 
Lord the King directed to the same WilHam, Richard, and John, and to 
the others assigned in the same letters patent, which letters are sewn to 
this inquest, as to divers articles and circumstances specified in the aforesaid 
letters, by the oath of William Glade, of Arnold, John de Bampton, junior, 
Richard son of John, of Stapleford, Thomas de Burton, of the same, John 
de Merdeley, of Sutton, John Draper, of Gotham, Thomas Roges, of 
Bonnington, John Ibotson, of Keyworth, John Pilley, of Gedling, John 
Ward, of Shelford, John Tidd, of Ratclifif, and Richard Saville, of Newark, 
hereupon chosen, tried and sworn: who say, upon their oath, that the 
water of Trent is one of the great rivers of the realm of the King of 
England for the passage of ships and boats with victuals and other mer- 
chandise whatsoever, from the Castle and town of Nottingham to the water 
of Humber, and from thence to the high sea, and so going and returning 
by the same water to the town and Castle aforesaid, and that ships and 
boats with whatsoever victuals and merchandise were accustomed in all 
times past to go and return by the water of Trent aforesaid to the said 
Castle and town. And moreover they say, upon their oath, that one William 
de Colwick, knight, and one Richard Byron, knight, and others, have 
diverted the aforesaid water of Trent, whereof mention is made in the 
aforesaid letters patent, from its ancient course at Over Colwick into a 
certain trench there, by which a portion of the said water of Trent formerly 
held its course, by the planting of willows, the fixing of piles, and divers 
other operations, narrowings, breaches and entrenchments made in the 
aforesaid water of Trent, and likewise by the force of the said water of 
Trent, by which the water of Trent aforesaid has totally left all its ancient 
course, running wholly into the trench aforesaid to the mill of the aforesaid 



414 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l392 

totum cursum suum antiquum totaliter reliquit, in trencheam praedictam 
usque molendinum praefati Ricardi Byron in Overcolwyk integre concur- 
rendo; et quod iidem Willelmus de Cohvyk et Ricardus Byron quendam 
gurgitem in trenchea praedicta ibidem cum arboribus crescentibus, lapidibus 
et lingnis fixis, ab uno litore trencheae praedictae ex transverso totam 
trencheam illam usque molendinum praedictum ex altera parte trencheae 
praedictae, fecerunt; et quod praedictus Ricardus Byron et Johanna uxor 
ejus, ut de jure ipsius Johannae, gurgitem praedictum ibidem clausum et 
non apertum tenent in praesenti, ut parcellam manerii eorumdem Ricardi 
BjTon et Johannae de Overcolwyk; et quod ille locus ubi dicta aqua de 
Trent quondam tenebat cursum suum cum terra, zabulo, et salicibus jam 
impletur, cjuod aqua de Trent praedicta in rectum cursum suum converti 
non potest absque expensis rationabiliter importabilibus, per quod naves et 
batelli cum victualibus et aliis mercimoniis per dictam aquam de Trent usque 
ad Castrum et villam de Notyngham praedicta transire aut redire nequeunt 
quovismodo, prout solebant totis temporibus antiquis, in Regis contemptum, 
et Annae, Reginae Angliae, dampnum gravissimum, ac populi partium adjac- 
entium dispendium non modicum et gravamen. Et ulterius dicunt, quod 
aqua de Trent praedicta quondam tenebat cursum suum, antequam diversa 
fuit a recto cursu suo, inter villam de Adbolton ex una parte et villam de 
Overcohv)'k ex altera parte. Et ulterius dicunt, quod quis tenetur de jure 
praedictam aquam de Trent in rectum antiquum cursum suum convertere, 
omnino ignorant. In cujus rei testimonium huic inquisitioni juratores praedicti 
sigilla sua apposuerunt. Datum apud Notyngham, die et anno supradictis.'' 
Et modo ad easdem Octabas Sanctae Trinitatis, isto eodem termino, 
coram Domino Rege, apud Notyngham, juratores diversorum wapentagiorum 
Comitatus praedicti praesentant, quod cursus aquae de Trent a villa de 
Notyngham usque Humbre obstupatur per quendam kedellum de novo 
factum apud Overcol\\7k, circa festum Sancti Michaelis, anno regni Regis 
Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum quinto decimo, per Ricardum Byron, 
chivaler, per quod batelli et naviculi cum diversis mercandisis et aliis 
victualibus in aqua de Humbre usque villam de Notyngham venire non 
possunt, sicut per antiquum tempus consueverunt, ad grave nocumentum 
totius populi Comitatus praedicti et aliorum Comitatuum proximo adjac- 
entium. Item, praesentant quod riparia de Trent, quae habet rectum 
cursum suum a aqua de Humbre usque villam Notyngham', cum diversis 
batellis et naviculis cum diversis mercandisis et aliis victualibus ad prae- 
dictam villam de Notyngham venientibus, pro commodo totius populi 
Comitatus praedicti, quidam tamen Ricardus Byron, chivaler, de novo fecit 
quendam kedellum in aqua de Trent praedicta apud Overcolwyk, circa 
festum Sancti Michaelis, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi post Conquestum 



1392] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 415 

Richard Byron in Over Colwick; and that the said William de Colwick and 
Richard Byron have made a wear in the aforesaid trench there with growing 
trees, stones and timbers fixed, fi-om one shore of the aforesaid trench 
athwart the whole of that trench to the mill aforesaid on the other side of 
the trench aforesaid; and that the aforesaid Richard Byron and Joan his 
wife, as of the right of the same Joan, at this time hold the aforesaid wear 
there closed and not open, as parcel of the manor of Over Colwick of 
the same Richard Byron and Joan; and that the place where the said 
water of Trent formerly held its course is now filled with earth, sand, and 
willows, so that the water of Trent aforesaid cannot be converted into its 
right course without expenses which are not reasonably supportable, whereby 
ships and boats with victuals and other merchandise cannot pass or return 
by any means by the said water of Trent to the aforesaid Castle and town 
of Nottingham, as they were accustomed to do at all times past, in contempt 
of the King, and to the very grave damage of Anne, Queen of England, 
and to the no small expense and grievance of the people of the adjacent 
parts. And moreover they say, that the water of Trent aforesaid formerly 
held its course, before it was diverted from its right course, between the 
vill of Adbolton on the one side and the vill of Over Colwick on the other 
side. And moreover they say, that they are entirely ignorant as to who 
is bound by right to convert the aforesaid water of Trent into its ancient 
right course. In testimony whereof the jurors aforesaid have placed their 
seals to this inquest. Dated at Nottingham, on the day and year above- 
written.' ' 

And now at the same Octave of the Holy Trinity, in this same term, 
before our Lord the King, at Nottingham, the jurors of divers wapentakes 
of the County aforesaid present, that the course of the water of Trent from 
the town of Nottingham to the Humber is blocked up by a kidell lately 
made at Over Colwick, about the feast of Saint Michael, in the fifteenth 
year of the reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest, by 
Richard Byron, knight, whereby boats and small craft with divers mer- 
chandise and other victuals in the water of Humber cannot come to the 
town of Nottingham, as of old time they were accustomed, to the serious 
detriment of the whole people of the County aforesaid and of other Counties 
next adjoining. Also, they present that the river of Trent, which has its 
right course from the water of Humber to the town of Nottingham, with 
divers boats and small craft coming with divers merchandise and other 
victuals to the aforesaid town of Nottingham, for the ease of the whole 

' Here follow a writ of Scire facias not be thrown down, etc., together with 

directed to the Sheriff to summon Richard the return of the same writ. 

Byron to show cause why the wear should 



4l6 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [1392 

quintodecimo, per quod nulli batelli nee naviculi cum diversis mercandisis 
et aliis victualibus ad praedictam villam de Notyngham venire possunt, ad 
grave nocumentum totius populi Comitatus Notyngham', et aliorum Comi- 
tatuum proximo adjacentium. Item, praesentant quod Ricardus Byron, 
chivaler, die Lunae proximo post festum Purificationis Beatae Mariae Vir- 
ginis, anno regni Regis Ricardi Secundi sexto,' obstupavit rectum cursum 
aquae de Trent per duas leucas prope villam de Notyngham, plantans in 
aquam praedictam willotvys et osiers crescentes et radicantes, ac etiam ponens 
in aquam praedictam pilos de maeremio, kidell[um], ac magnas petras, et 
sic per plantationem dictorum willowys et osyers ac positionem dictorum 
piles, kidell[i], et petrarum, rectus cursus aquae praedictae impeditur, sic 
(juod nulli batelli neque naves, a die et anno praedictis per novem annos 
tunc proximo sequentes ibidem ad Castrum Domini Regis, neque ad villam 
de Notyngham, cum diversis mercandisis carcati, aliquo modo appropinquare 
potuerunt, nee adhuc possunt, sicut de jure in anticiuo tempore consu- 
everunt, ad grave nocumentum Domini Regis et totius Communitatis villae 
praedictae, ac quatuor Comitatuum prope aquam praedictam existentium. 

Ad quas Octabas, coram Domino Rege, apud Notyngham, veniunt prae- 
dicti Ricardus Byron et Johanna in propriis personis suis, virtute dicti brevis 
de Scire facias, juxta praemunitionem eis in hac parte factam, et allocuti sunt 
qualiter de praemissis sibi impositis se velint acquietare; dicunt, protestando, 
quod per quandam assisam arrainiatam per \Mllelmum de Colwyk, querentem, 
versus nuper Majorem et Communitatem villae Notyngham', anno quarto 
Edwardi filii Regis Henrici, compcrtum fuit quod ipse et antecessores sui 
habuerunt molendinum et gurgitem praedictos toto tempore; et, protestando, 
dicunt quod tempore Regis Edwardi Tertii ordinatum fuit et statutum quod 
omnes gurgites [et] levationes tempore Regis Edwardi, filii Regis Henrici, 
starent absque impedimento; et dicunt quod praedicti Ricardus et Johanna, 
et antecessores ipsius Johannae, seisiti fuerunt de gurgite praedicto, et a 
tempore cujus contrarium memoria non existit praedictus gurges ibidem 
positus fuit: absque hoc, quod ipsi, seu antecessores praedictae Johannae, 
gurgitem ilium cum arboribus, lapidibus et lignis, aut alio modo quocumque, 
elargaverunt seu exaltaverunt, quousque nuper Johannes Kentwode, chivaler, 
et alii, etc., virtute brevis Domini Regis sibi in hac parte facti, gurgitem 
praedictum prosternere fecerunt, etc., et postea praedictus Ricardus, pro 
eo quod processus factus virtute litterarum Domini Regis praedictarum 
super materia praedicta, in Parliamento Domini Regis erronius adjudicatus 
exstitit, etc., gurgitem praedictum iterum levavit, etc. : et ulterius dicunt, 
quod bene verum est quod praedicta aqua de Trent est una magnarum 

' Monday, February 9, 13S2-3. 



1 39-] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 417 

people of the County aforesaid, yet one Richard Byron, knight, has lately 
made a kidell in the water of Trent aforesaid at Over Cohvick, about the 
feast of Saint Michael, in the fifteenth year of the reign of King Richard 
the Second after the Conquest, whereby no boats or small craft with divers 
merchandise and other victuals can come to the aforesaid town of Notting- 
ham, to the serious detriment of the whole people of the County of 
Nottingham, and of the other Counties next adjoining. Also, they present 
that Richard Byron, knight, on Monday next after the feast of the Puri- 
fication of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the sixth year of the reign of Kin<? 
Richard the Second,' blocked up the right course of the water of Trent 
for two leucae next the town of Nottingham, planting in the water aforesaid 
willows and osiers growing and taking root, and also placing in the water 
aforesaid piles of timber, a kidell, and great stones, and so by the planting 
of the said willows and osiers and the fixing of the said piles, kidell, and 
stones, the right course of the water aforesaid is obstructed, so that no boats 
or ships laden with divers merchandise from the day and year aforesaid 
for nine years then next following could not, and to this time cannot, in 
any way there approach the Castle of our Lord the King, nor to the town 
of Nottingham, as of right they were accustomed of old time, to the serious 
detriment of our Lord the King and of the whole Community of the town 
aforesaid, and of the four Counties lying near the water aforesaid. 

At which Octave the aforesaid Richard Byron and Joan come in their 
own persons, before our Lord the King, at Nottingham, by virtue of the 
said writ of Scire facias, according to the premonition made to them in this 
case, and they are asked how they will acquit themselves of the premises 
charged against them; they say, protesting, that by an assize arraigned by 
William de Cohvick, complainant, against the former Mayor and Community 
of the town of Nottingham, in the fourth year of Edward son of King 
Henry, it was found that he and his ancestors had the mill and wear 
aforesaid at all times; and they say, protesting, that in the time of King 
Edward the Third it was ordained and established that all wears and 
erections of the time of King Edward, son of King Henry, should stand 
without hindrance; and they say that the aforesaid Richard and Joan, and 
the ancestors of the said Joan, were seized of the wear aforesaid, and that 
the said wear was placed there from time whereof memory to the contrary 
does not exist: excepting this, that they, or the ancestors of the aforesaid 
Joan, have enlarged or raised the wear with trees, stones, and timber, 
or in any other wise whatsoever, until of late John Kentwood, knight, and 
others, etc., by virtue of a writ of our Lord the King issued to them in this 
case, caused the wear aforesaid to be thrown down, etc., and afterwards, 
because the process made by virtue of the aforesaid letters of our Lord the 
DD 



41 8 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l392 

ripariarum Angliae, etc. ; per spatium dimidiae unius leucae a praedicto 
molendino et gurgite, inter praedicta molendina' et gurgitem et villain 
Notingham', cursus aquae praedictae de Trent divisus est, et ab antique 
divisus fuit, in duos cursus, videlicet, in unum cursum currentem ad praedicta 
molendina et gurgitem, et alium cursum currentem per villam de Adbolton, 
et abinde usque ad aquam de Humbre, et sic ad altum mare, etc. ; et dicunt 
quod per praedictum cursum currentem per praedictam villam de Adbolton, 
etc., naves et batelli ab antiquo usque ad praedictam villam de Notyngham 
venire et applicare, et abinde per eundem cursum redire, consueverunt, 
videlicet, quando cursus aquae praedictae per cretenam aquae usque ad 
summitatem ripae cursus aquae praedictae se levavit, et non alio tempore, 
etc. ; et dicunt ulterius, quod naves et batelli, quolibet tempore anni, quando 
cursus aquae praedictae per cretenam ejusdem aquae usque ad summitatem 
ripae ejusdem aquae se extendit, sine impedimento aliquo venire et redire 
possunt, sicut ab antiquo consueverunt: quae omnia et singula iidem 
Ricardus et Johanna parati sunt verificare prout Curia, etc., et non in- 
tendunt quod Dominus Rex eos in hoc casu impetire velit. Et Edmundus 
Brudenell, qui sequitur pro Domino Rege, protestando, dicit quod non 
cognoscit uUam talem assisam prout, etc., nee aliquod tale Statutum prout, 
etc., nee quod praedicti Ricardus et Johanna, et antecessores ipsius Johannae, 
seisiti fuerunt de molendino et gurgite praedictis prout, etc., nee quod 
processus praedictus factus virtute litterarum Domini Regis praedictarum 
erronius adjudicatus extiterit, etc. : dicit quod antiquus cursus aquae de 
Trent praedictae, et maxima pars ejusdem aquae, tenebat cursum suum 
in loco ubi supi)onitur per inquisitionem praedictam, etc., et aqua currens ad 
molendinum praedictorum Ricardi et Johannae non fuit nisi parcella prae- 
dictae aquae de Trent extracta per trencheam praedictam ; et quod praedicta 
aqua de Trent modo a praedicto antiquo cursu suo totaliter divertitur in 
trencheam praedictam, ita quod nulla aqua in praedicto antiquo cursu modo 
currit; et dicit quod naves et batelli in praedicto antiquo cursu cum quibus- 
cumque mercimoniis, victualibus et mercandisis, etc., ire et redire usque ad 
villam praedictam solebant totis temporibus, prout per praesentationem prae- 
dictae inquisitionis supponitur, cum minori profunditate aquae quam de 
hujusmodi cretena aquae prout praedicti Ricardus et Johanna superius 
allegant; qui quidem antiquus cursus modo totaliter relictus est: et ex quo 
praedicti Ricardus et Johanna cognoscunt quod aqua praedicta de Trent est 
una magnarum ripariarum Angliae quae pro passagio navium et batellorum 
cum victualibus et aliis mercimoniis, quocumque se divertat, per legem aperta 
et communis esse debet, et non dedicunt quin cursus aquae de Trent prae- 

' It will be noticed that the mill and wear are occasionally referred to in the plural. 



1392] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 419 

King in the matter aforesaid, has been adjudged to be erroneous in the 
Parliament of our Lord the King, etc., (the aforesaid Richard) again raised 
the aforesaid wear, etc. : and moreover they say that it is quite true that the 
aforesaid water of Trent is one of the great rivers of England, etc.; for 
the space of half a leuca from the aforesaid mill and wear, between the 
aforesaid mills' and wear and the town of Nottingham, the course of 
the aforesaid water of Trent is divided, and from old time was divided, 
into two courses, to wit, in one course running to the aforesaid mills and 
wear, and the other course running through the vill of Adbolton, and from 
thence to the water of Humber, and so to the high sea, etc. ; and they say 
that by the aforesaid course running through the aforesaid vill of Adbolton, 
etc., ships and boats from old time have been accustomed to come and 
land at the aforesaid town of Nottingham, and to return from thence by 
the same course, to wit, when the course of the water aforesaid by the 
overflowing of the water had raised itself to the top of the bank of the course 
of the water aforesaid, and not at any other time, etc. ; and they say further 
that ships and boats may come and return without any hindrance, as they 
were accustomed from old time, at all seasons of the year, when the course 
of the aforesaid water by the overflowing of the same water has raised itself 
to the top of the bank of the said water; all and singular of which the said 
Richard and Joan are prepared to verify as the Court, etc., and they aver 
that our Lord the King should not implead them in this particular. And 
Edmund Brudenel, who sues for our Lord the King, says, protesting, that 
he does not know any such assize as, etc., nor any such Statute as, etc., 
nor that the aforesaid Richard and Joan, and the ancestors of the said 
Joan, were seized of the mill and wear aforesaid as, etc., nor that the process 
aforesaid made by virtue of the aforesaid letters of our Lord the King has 
been adjudged erroneous, etc. : he says that the ancient course of the water 
of Trent aforesaid, and the greater part of the same water, held its course 
in the place which is supposed by the inquest aforesaid, etc., and the 
water running to the mill of the aforesaid Richard and Joan was only part 
of the aforesaid water of Trent drawn out by the aforesaid trench; and 
that the aforesaid water of Trent is now wholly diverted from its aforesaid 
ancient course into the trench aforesaid, so that no water now runs in the 
aforesaid ancient course; and he says that ships and boats were accustomed 
at all times to go and return to and from the aforesaid town in the aforesaid 
ancient course with whatsoever wares, victuals and merchandise, etc., as is 
supposed by the presentment of the aforesaid inquest, with less depth of 
water than of such overflowing of the water as the aforesaid Richard and 
Joan above allege ; the which ancient course is now wholly left : and from 
the fact that the aforesaid Richard and Joan acknowledge that the aforesaid 



420 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [l392 

dictae ab antique currere solebat per praedictam villam de Adbolton, set id 
expresse cognoscunt, qui quidem locus in quo cursus aquae de Trent prae- 
dictae solebat currere modo per zabulum, terram, salices crescentes, pilos, 
et per impetum aquae praedictae, et alio modo, in tantum impletur, 
quod nuUus cursus aquae ibidem modo habetur, set totaliter in trencheam 
praedictam se divertit, et sic manifeste liquet quod naves et batelli cum 
mercimoniis et aliis victualibus, etc., in loco ubi solebant ire aut redire ad 
villam praedictam nequeunt, prout ab antiquo consueverunt; et etiam ex quo 
cognoscunt quod ipsi tenent gurgitem praedictum, ubi praedicta aqua de 
Trent modo totaliter currit, clausum et non apertum, ita quod naves et batelli 
modo in cursu aquae ire et redire nequeunt quovismodo, prout de jure 
et secundum legem facere deberent; quae omnia et singula praedictus 
Edmundus pro Domino Rege paratus est verificare: petit judicium quod 
gurges praedictus ammoveatur et prosternatur, etc. Et praedicti Ricardus 
et Johanna petunt judicium, quod ex quo materia praedicta per ipsos 
superius allegata sufificiens est in lege ad adnullandum praesentationes prae- 
dictas et omnia quae ex parte Domini Regis superius allegantur, et quod 
ipsi inde quieti exonerentur versus Dominum Regem de impetitione sua 
praedicta. Et praedictus Edmundus Brudenell petit judicium pro Domino 
Rege, quod ex quo materia per pracdictos Ricardum et Johannam superius 
allegata non est sufficiens responsio in lege contra praesentationes praedictas 
et materiam ex parte Domini Regis versus eos allegatam, et quod praedictus 
gurges et omne nocumentum praedictum amoveatur et totaliter prosternatur. 
Ideo consideratum est quod gurges praedictus et omnia alia nocumenta 
inde prosternentur et ammoveantur, ita quod naves et batelli cum victualibus 
et aliis mercimoniis a praedicta aqua de Humbre usque ad dictam villam 
et Castrum Notyngham' per cursum aquae de Trent praedictae ire et 
redire possunt, etc. Et mandatum est Vicecomiti Comitatus praedicti quod 
gurgitem praedictum et omnia alia nocumenta inde sine dilatione prosternat' 
et ammoveat, etc., ita quod naves et batelli cum victualibus et aliis merci- 
moniis a praedicta aqua de Humbre usque ad dictam villam et Castrum 
per cursum aquae de Trent ire et redire possint, etc. : et praedictus Ricardus 
in misericordia, etc. 442 1 b. 

' prosternat,] ' prosternet,' MS. 



1392] RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 42 1 

water of Trent is one of the great rivers of England which, wherever it 
turns, ought by law to be open and common for the passage of ships and 
boats with victuals and other merchandise whatsoever, and they do not deny 
that the course of the aforesaid water of Trent from old time was wont to 
run through the aforesaid vill of Adbolton, but they expressly acknowledge 
it, which place in which the course of the aforesaid water of Trent was wont 
to run is now so much filled up by sand, earth, growing willows, piles, and 
by the force of the water aforesaid, and in other ways, that no course of 
water exists there now, but it wholly turns into the trench aforesaid, and 
so it manifestly appears that ships and boats with merchandise and other 
victuals, etc., are not able to go to, or return from, the aforesaid town in the 
place in which they were wont, as they were accustomed to do in old time ; 
and also because they acknowledge that they hold the wear aforesaid, where 
the aforesaid water of Trent now wholly runs, close and not open, so that 
ships and boats are unable to go or return in the course of the water in 
any manner whatever, as of right and according to law they should do; 
all and singular of which the aforesaid Edmund is prepared to verify for our 
Lord the King : he seeks judgment that the wear aforesaid be removed 
and cast down, etc. And the aforesaid Richard and Joan seek judgment, 
that because the matter alleged by them above is sufficient in law to annul 
the aforesaid presentments and everything which is above alleged on behalf 
of our Lord the King, and that they may be therein exonerated against 
our Lord the King upon his aforesaid impleading. And the aforesaid 
Edmund Brudenel seeks judgment for our Lord the King, because the 
matter above alleged by the aforesaid Richard and Joan is not a sufficient 
answer in law against the presentments aforesaid and the matter alleged 
against them on behalf of our Lord the King, and that the aforesaid wear 
and all the aforesaid nuisance be removed and wholly thrown down. There- 
fore it is decided that the wear aforesaid and all other nuisances therein be 
cast down and removed, so that ships and boats with victuals and other 
merchandise may go and return to and from the aforesaid water of Humber 
to the said town and Castle of Nottingham by the course of the water of 
Trent aforesaid, etc. And the Sheriff of the County aforesaid is commanded 
to throw down and remove the wear aforesaid and all other nuisances therein 
without delay, etc., so that ships and boats with victuals and other mer- 
chandise may go and return from the aforesaid water of Humber to the 
said town and Castle by the course of the water of Trent, etc. : and the 
aforesaid Richard is in ' misericordia,' etc. 4421 b. 



422 RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. [13OO 

III. — List of Mayors, Bailiffs, etc. 
1281-1399. 



This List is compiled from the occurrences of the names of the Mayors and Bailiffs as 
Witnesses to Charters, and from the names given in the Court Rolls upon various occasions. 
As the term of the office of Mayors and Bailiffs extended from September 29 in one year 
to September 29 in the following year, the employment of two dates in the following list 
is rendered necessary. These dates have been obtained by computing the term of office 
by the date of the occurrence of the names. Thus, the names of John le Paumer, junior, 
Mayor, John le Bere and Adam le Flamang, Bailiffs, occur February 22, 1303 (N.S.): 
therefore, their term of office commenced September 29, 1302, and ended at that date 
in 1303. Hence they occur in this List under 1302-3. So far as it has been possible 
to check this system of computation, it has met with unvarying confirmation. The 
names occurring in brackets are surmised from their occurrence during the Mayoralty 
immediately following the one assigned to them here. They are then described as ' late ' 
{miper) Mayor and Bailiffs, and it is clear that only those whose term of office has just 
expired are so described : others, whose term of office was a few years removed from the 
reference to them, being described, in every case, as ' sometime (quondam) Mayor,' etc. 



BAILIFFS. 

The Burgesses were granted the power of electing their own Reeve 
(* praepositus ') by the Charter of John, Earl of Mortain, c. 11 89 (No. IV., 
p. 8); confirmed by John, as King, a.d. 1200 (No. V., \\ 12). 

A.D. 

. . . Henry Putrel (No. XII., p. 366). 

. . . Richard Chaumpeneys (No. XIII., p. 366). 

1 281 Richard de Brademere (No. X., p. 365; No. XL, p. 366). 

The office of Mayor was created by the Charter of Edward I., February 12, 
1283-4 (No. XXVL, p. 58). The Mayor and Bailiffs were elected at the 
feast of S. Michael (September 29). 

BAILIFFS. 

William Jorden, Reginald de Acre 

(No. XV., p. 367.) 
Richard Becok, Sewall Brien 
Adam le Paumer, Michael Aurifaber 
Master John de Rempston, Richard 

de Lincoln 
William de Herdeby, Peter de Mor- 

wode 
Walter de Thornton alias le Peynter, 

Hugh de Wolaton 
1 299-1 300 William de Normanton William de DejDyng, Stei:»hen le Spicer 



A.D. 


MAYORS. 


1284-85 ) 

or > 


Hugh le Fleming 


1285-86 J 




1286-87 


John le Flemeng 


1294-95 


Ralph de Ufton 


1295-96 


Adam le Palmer 


1297-98 


Michael le Orfevere 



33o] 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



423 



A.D. 


MAYORS. 


1300-01 


John le Flemeng 


1301-02 


Richard le Cui)per 


1302-03 


John le Paumer, junior 


1303-04 




1304-05 


John le Bere 


1305-06 


Adam le Fleming 


1306-07 


John le Paumer, junior 


1308-09 


John Kytte 


1309-10 


John Kytte 


1310-II 


Walter de Thorneton 


13II-12 


John le Palmer 


1312-13 


Walter de Thorneton 


13^3-14 


Peter de Morewode 


13M-15 




1315-16 


Robert Ingram 


1316-17 


William de Mekisburg 


1317-18 


Robert de Crophull 


1318-19 


Walter de Lincoln 


1320-21 


Robert Ingram 


1321-22 


Robert de Crophull 


1322-23 


Robert Ingram 


1323-24 


Robert Ingram 


1324-25 


William de Mekysborough, 




alias de Amyas 


1325-26 


William le Cupper 


1326-27 


John le Colier 


1327-28 


John Brian 


1328-29 


William de Amyas 


1329-30 


Ralph le Taverner 


' Bailiff 


in the F"rcnch Borough; 1252, 


ro. 10. 





BAILIFFS. 

John, son of Adam le Palmer, William 

Casteleyn 
Robert le Orfevere, Hugh de Wollaton 
John le Bere, Adam le Flamang 
William de Crophulle, Walter de 

Lincoln 
Hugh de Stapilford, John le Cupper 
Robert le Orfevere, Hamon le Ta- 
verner 
Robert le Orfevere, Ralph de Pever- 

wyche 
Robert le Orfevere,' William de Crop- 
hull 
William de CropphuU, Robert le 

Orfevere 
Robert le Orfevere, William de Crop- 
hull 
Robert le Orfevere, Hugh de Stapil- 
ford = 
Robert Aurifaber, Hugh de Stapelford 
William Byck, William Godynogh 
William de Crophull, Laurence le 

Spicer 
Robert de Crophull, Walter de Lincoln 
John Brian, John de Driffeld 
William le Cupper, Roger de Deneby 
Robert de Ufton, William de Cestrefeld 
William de Stowe, John de Driffeld 
Ralph le Taverner, John de Driffeld 
William Godinow, John Dun 
William de Crophull, clerk, Elias Ballc 
William de Crophull, John le Cui)per 

Ralph le Taverner, John le Cui)per 
John Bully, John Passeys 
Simon de Lenton, Robert Wynneson 
William de Beston, John de Bredon 
Robert de Bronneby, Ralph de Woloton 

' Baihff in the English Borough, Ca- 
lendar, No. LII. (p. 377). 



424 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



[1364 



A.D. 


MAYORS. 


1330-31 


Nicholas de Shelford 


1331-32 


Laurence le Spicer 


1332-33 


Henry de Cestrefeld 


1333-34 


[William de Amyas'] 


1334-35 


Roger de Botehale 



1335-36 Laurence le Spicer 

1336-37 Robert de CrophuU 

1337-38 Henry de Cesterfeld 

1338-39 Henry de Cestrefeld 

1339-40 John le Colyer 

1345-46 John de Tumby 

1346-47 Thomas de Edwalton 

1347-48 Robert de Morewode 

1348-49 Nicholas de Crophill 

1349-50 .... 

135^-52 Richard de Lyndeby 



1352-53 


John de Brigeford 


1353-54 


Walter de Walton" 


1354-55 


Simon Bertevill 


1355-56 


Richard Samon 


1357-58 


Walter de Walton 


1359-60 


Hugh le Spicer 


1360-61 


Nicholas de Crophull 


1361-62 


John Samon 


1362-63 


Roger de Hopwell 



1363-64 Ralph de Torlaton 



BAILIFFS. 

Thomas de Amyas, Richard Samon 
William de Crophull, Robert de More- 
wode 
John de Tumby, John de WydmerpoU 
Robert de Bronneby, Ralph de Wolaton 
Robert de Morewode, Richard de 

Chillewelle 
Richard le Curzon, Thomas de Nor- 

manton 
John de Tumby, William Brian 
John de Perewich or Peverwyche, 

Simon de Wodeburgh 
John de Baston, Richard de Halum 
John de Baston, Richard de Halum 
Ralph Colier, Nicholas de Crophill 
Walter de Walton, William de Crophull 
Richard Sherman, Robert de Brunneby 
William de Edwalton, John de Welles 
William de Torpeleye, William de 

Lancastre 
Richard de PoUesworth, Richard de 

Mampton 
Richard Samon, John Luterel 
Roger de Gamelston, Adam Barry 
William Day, Thomas Fisher 
Nicholas de Conyngesburgh, William 

Colier 
John de Sutton, William Pynner 
John Davy, John de Chastre 
Geoffrey Plot, Ralph de Calverton 
Alan de Eyton, William de Wyverton 
William de Strelley, Richard Hanne- 

son, alias Richard, son of John, son 

of Henry 
Henry Coke, John Baker 



' Assumed from the Mayor's name not 
appearing as a witness in grants to William 
de Amyas. See Calendar, Nos. CXXXII. 
and CXXXIV. 



- Called ' Walter de Waltham ' (pro- 
bably by mistake); 1265, ro. 4d. 



1392] 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



425 



A.D. 


MAYORS. 


1364-65 


Roger de Hopwell 


1365-66 


John Samon 


1366-67 


Richard Hanneson 


1368-69 


William Colyar 


1370-71 


John Samon 


1371-72 


Roger de Holm 


1373-74 


Roger Masson 


1374-75 


Ralph Torkard 


1375-76 


John Samon, senior 


1377-78 




1378-79 


John Samon 


1380-81 


[William de Thrumpton 


1381-82 


Ralph Plot 


1382-83 


John de Crowshawe 


1383-84 


^John Samon 


1384-85 


Richard Hanneson 


1384-85 


Robert Squyer 


1385-86 


John de Plumptre 


1386-87 


Richard atte Chanons 


1387-88 


[Henry de Plumptre 


1388-89 


John de Croweshawe 


1389-90 


John de Croweshawe 


1390-91 


Robert Squyer 



1391-92 



BAILIFFS. 

John de Normanton, Matthew de 

Sketeby 
Robert de Spondon, Roger le Mason 
Henry Chaumberleyn, John de Strelley 
Thomas de Morwod, William de 

Thrompton 
Henry de Bradmer, Thomas de Bothall 
John de Crowshaw, John Potter 
John de Plumptre, William Cupper 
William de Beston, Richard de Brade- 

mer 
William Leche, Robert Gernon 
[Richard Lister, Hugh Draper] 
Richard atte Chanons,' Robert Bake- 

ster or Baker 
Robert de Howeden, Hugh de Shel- 

ford] 
John Samon, junior, Thomas de 

Mapurleye alias del Holt 
William Priour, William Denet 
Henry de Codgrave, William Ingelande 
Henry de Plumptre, Henry de Nor- 
manton 
Hugh de Lyndeby, William de Far 

well 3 
Thomas de Stanley, John de Eyton 
John de Lichfeld, Robert Langar 
Thomas Lovet, John de Tamworth] 
William de Bolton, hosier, John de 

Aldenby, fletcher 
John de Whechinore, Richard Plattes 
Hugh de Lyndeby, William Farwcll, 

potter 
[Nicholas de Windeser, Robert de 

Hathernel 



' Sometimes called ^ de la Chanons,' 
which has, however, the same import. 

' See p. 240, where these names are 
given as Mayor and Bailiffs 6 Rich. H., 
probably a mistake for 7 Rich. H., as 
assumed above. 



3 These names are given solely on the 
authority of No. CXCVHI. (p. 409 ante). 
There is probably a mistake here, for the 
above are the names of the Mayor and 
Bailiffs for 1 390-1. 



426 



RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM. 



[1399 



A.D. 


MAYORS. 


1392-93 


Henry de Normanton 


1393-94 


William Huntston 


1394-95 


John de Plumptre 


1395-96 


John de Plumptre 


1396-97 


John Samon 


1397-98 




1398-99 


Henry de Wylford 



BAILIFFS. 

William Huntston, Thomas Sherman 
John de Lyndby, John Albyn alias 

Albayn 
Thomas Kay, Stephen Laurance 
John de Tannesley, John de Byngham 
Robert Glade, John Remay 
[Nicholas de Alastre, John del Heth] 
William Pontfrett, Henry Smyth alias 

de Clyfford 



1292-93 
1347-48 

1375-76 
1377-78 

1395-96 
1396-97 



OTHER OFFICERS. 

John de Rempston, Statutes Merchant Clerk' 

Robert de Chihvell, Clerk 

Thomas de Wylford, Steward of the Court 

[Henry de Wylford, Chamberlain] 

Walter de Askby, Statutes INIerchant Clerk 

Robert de Sutton, John del Heth, Chamberlains 



' There is an entry in Calendar}' iim 
Inquisitionum post Mortem, 21 Ed. I., 
No. 194, that John de Rempston is fit for 
the office of Mayor of Nottingham. This 
is a mistake. The inquest was to inquire 



if John de Rempston, clerk, was fit for 
the office then held by him, that of clerk 
assigned to take recognizances of debts 
together with the Mayor of Nottingham 
(i.e., Statutes Merchant Clerk). 



LIST OF 
NAMES OF STREETS, FIELDS, ETC. 



This list includes all the Nottingham local names which occur in the Borough Records 
for the period covered by this volume. 



The following is a list of the abbreviations used : — 
AS. = Anglo-Saxon (Old English). 

Bis, implies that the name occurs fzvice in the page referred to. 

Cath. = Catholicon Anglicum, ed, S. J. H. Herrtage, Early English Text Soc, 8vo., l88l. 
CD. = Codex Diplomatiais Aevi Saxojiici, ed. J. INI. Kemble, English Historical Society, 

6 vols. 8vo., 1839-48. (A collection of AS. charters, etc.) 
Cf. = C<7w/^r ('compare'). 
Deering. The references are to the plan of Nottingham in Dcering's Nottinghamia Veins 

et Nova. This plan was published separately, Nov. 30, 1744, by Peete and Badder. — 

Bailey, Annals of Notts., iv. 83, n. 
Due = Ducange, Glossarium Mediae et Infiinae Latinitatis, ed. Henschel, 7 vols. 4to., 

Paris, 1840-50. 
Grimm, D. R. A. = Deittsche Rechts-Alterthiimer [Antiquities of Teutonic Law], von Jacob 

Grimm. 3rd edition, 8vo., Gottingen, 18S1. 
Leo = Angelsdchsisches Glossar, von Heinrich Leo, Halle, 1872, etc. 

Lib. Alb. = Liber Aldus (of London), ed. H. T. Riley, 2 vols. 8vo., 1859-62, (Rolls Series.) 
Lib. Custum — Liber Custwnariim (of London), ed. H. T. Riley, 2 vols. 8vo., 1S60. 

(Rolls Series.) 
Lib. Hyd. — Liber Monasterii de Hyda, ed. E. Edwards, Svo., 1 866. (Rolls Series.) 
O.F. = Old French. 
Prompt. = Pro?nptoriuin Parviilorum, ed. Albert Way, 3 vols. 4to., London, 1S43-65. 

(Camden Society.) 
q.v. — quod videas (' see this '). 

Riley, Memorials — Memorials of London and London Life, ed. H. T. Riley, 8vo., 1S68. 
Roqft. = Roquefort, J.B.B., Glossaire de la Langiie Romane, 3 vols. 8vo., Paris, 1S08-20. 
Stratmann = A Dictionary of the Old English Language, by F. H. Stratmann, 8vo., 

Krefeld, 1878. 
Toller = An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, founded upon the Collections of Bosworth, ed. Prof. 

T. Northcote Toller, Parts i. ii. 4to., Oxford, 18S2, 



Adthilwell. See Athilwell. 

Aldwang, 44; Aldewong, 16, 363. 
[Aid = AS. 'eald,' old; wong, see 
Wang.] Perhaps identical with 
AUeswong, q.v. 

Alleswonge, near Woodlane, 278. 

Alta Pavymenta, 202. Altum Pavi- 
mentum, 294, 302. High Pave- 
ment. 



Astidal', 363. a.d. 1315, arable 
land in Astydale; 1255, ro. 21. 
A.D. 1379, Astydale; 12 So, ro. iS. 
[Probably from William Asii.'\ 

Athilwell. a.d. 13 10, John, son 
of Thomas de Athilwell, claimed 
emption of i}^ acres of land in 
the croft of Athilwell, which his 
kinsman Augustine, son of Geoffrey 



428 



LIST OF NAMES OF STREETS, FIELDS, ETC. 



de Athilwell, had sold; 1253, ro. 8, 
8d. In 1302, the Friars Minor of 
Nottingham had licence given them 
to lead the watercourse of the 
spring in Athilwelle from thence 
to their house by a subterranean 
conduit. Mo7iunienta Franciscana^ 
ii. 293; Monasticon^y'i. 1524, note_/ 
Hence the Athilwell spring was 
probably identical with the Frere 
Watergang, q.v. 

Bailiff-croftes, 128, near the Pos- 
tern. According to an entry in 
1395 (1294, ro. 15) the 'Bayli- 
croftes ' were near Bearwardlane. 
No doubt part of the Common 
lands assigned to the Bailiffs for 
their term of office. [Cf C. D., iii. 
xxxiv., 'gerefniffid,' the meadow 
owned by the Reeve ex officio, or 
which he superintended. Cf also 
p. 38 ante, ' the land of Geoffrey 
the Reeve ']. 

Bakers' Street, the literal trans- 
lation of 'Vicus Pistorum.' The 
street (Wheelergate) was called 
' Baxtergate,' q.v. 

Ballcroft, mentioned in 1314; 1255, 
ro. I. 

Bargate. A.D. 1316; 1256, ro. 15. 
Now known as ' Chapelbar.' Called 
Bargate in Deering's Plan, 1744. 
See Barregate. 

Barkergate, 202. A.D. 1309, the 
Barkergate; 1252, ro. gd. : a.d. 
1 3 10; 1253, ro. 5, etc. See Berger- 
gate, Berkergate, Vicus Tanna- 
torum. 

Barregate, 42, 268. See Bargate. 

Bartelotsty, Bartilotsty, 340. 
Probably the present Bartholomew 
Sty. [Probably from Geoffrey Ber- 
ielot. 'Sty,' a })ath; j-tr Glossary.] 



Baxtergate, Baxstergate, 280. 
Baxter = baker; see Glossary, a.d. 

1395, Vicus Pistorum, which is 
now called Whelewrightgate ; 1295, 
ro. 2d. [Cf notice of King's bake- 
house in this street, p. 378 ante^ 
See Vicus Pistorum, Wheelwright- 
gate. 

Bearwardlane. Now called ' Mount 
Street:' known as Bearward Lane 
in Deering's time. See ' Berward- 
lane. ' 

Bec, 363; Beck, 222, 387. The 
River Beck. [Icel. 'bekkr;' Dan. 
'baek;' AS. 'bee,' a small stream.] 
See Beck Sike, Bek, Scotbeck, 
Woodbeck. 

Beckeheld, 382; Beckkeheld, 44. 
[AS. 'held,' a declivity, Leo, 252; 
Stratmann, 'held;' Dan. 'helde;' 
Icel. 'hjallr;' Germ, 'halde.'] 

Becke Sike, 373. The Beck. [Sike, 
a stream. See Syke.] 

Beck Lane. a.d. 1387, the Beklane; 
1287, ro. i4d. 

Becksete. a.d. 1309, the Beckesete; 
1252, ro. 10: A.D. 1315, Attebeck- 
sete ('at-the-Becksete'); 1255, ro. 
19; Beckesete, ro. 2od. a.d. 1316, 
the Becksete; 1256, ro. 21. \See 
Sete.] 

Bek, the, 178. See Beck. 

Beksyk, the, 402. See Becke Sike. 

Belward, 202. See Belwordgate. 

Belwordgate, 396. Bellargate. a.d. 
1315, Bellewordgate; 1255, ro. 11; 
the Belewordgate, ro. 13d. 

Bergergate, 296. Barkergate. 

Berkergate, 274. Barkergate. 

Berwardlane, 278. a.d. 1315, lane 
in S. James' Street leading to the 
Berewordlane; 1255, ro. 9. a.d. 

1396, Berwardlane in the French 
Borough; 1294, ro. 10. [Cf Ber- 



LIST OF NAMES OF STREETS, FIELDS, ETC. 



429 



wardeslancin London, 1373; Riley, 
Memorials, p. 374.] Bearwardlane. 

Blayslane, p, 401. [Probably from 
Matilda ^/^j'j-.] 

BoLFLET, 363. [Bol, a bull, Prompt, 
43; AS. fleot (fleet), a slream.] 

BoRDEL, the, 371, 381. [Qy. O.F. 
* bordel,' a cabin on the outskirt of 
a town, a little farm. See Roqft., 
s.v. borde.] 

BoTHAM, the, 367, Bothem, the, 16, 
Bothum, the, 387, bis. In the 
vicinity of S. John's Hospital. 
[Icel. ' botn,' a bottom, head of a 
valley; AS. 'botn.'] 

Bradwell. a.d. 1379, the Hengande 
between the Bekke (Beck) and a 
headland ('forera') leading to the 
Bradwell; 1280, ro. 18. [AS. 
'brad,' broad; 'wille,' a spring. Cf 
CD., V. 78, 'Eerest of Sam west- 
mjEstan cewylle, Se is Bradewille 
gehate,' ^rsl from the westmost 
water-well, which is called Brad- 
7ciell.] See Brodewell. 

Bridelsmythgate, 176. Bridlesmith- 
gate. 

Bridge End, 202, 210, 250, 296, 
316; Brighend, 178. The end of 
the Leen Bridge in Narrow Marsh, 
now covered by S. Patrick's (R.C.) 
Church. 

Bridges. The small bridges near 
the causeway, 152. a.d. 1385, 
the small bridges (' ad parvas [sic] 
pontes') within the liberties; 1283, 
ro. 3. See Hethbeth Bridge. 

Bridilsmythgate, 292, 296, 306, 
308. 

Bridlesmithgate. a.d. 1304, the 
Bridilsmethisgate; 1251 a, ro. 9. 
See Bridel-, Bridil-, Brydel-, Brydil-, 
Bryghtsmythgate, Vicus Lorimeri- 
orum. 



Brighend, 178. 6*^^ Bridge End. 

Broad Marsh. See Broddemerche, 
Magnus Mariscus. 

Broddemerche, 278, 304. Broad 
Marsh. 

Brodewell, 371; Brodwell near the 
Wodefeld, 385, 387. See Bradwell. 

Brook of Nottingham ('Ductus'), 
42. [Cf Duct from the Brodewell.] 

Brydelsmytgate, 202; Brydilsmyth- 
gate, 240. Bridlesmithgate. 

Bryghtsmythgate, a. d. i 3 2 i -2 ; 
1257, ro. 5d., 25. Bridlesmithgate. 

Bugge Hall. Tenement formerly 
belonging to Hugh Bugge in 
Frenchgate, 116. a.d. 1395, ^ 
tenement in Frenchgate (' in Vico 
Francisco') next the tenement 
formerly belonging to Sir Richard 
Bingham which is called the Bug- 
hall; 1294, ro. 13. [From Ralph 
Bugge, the founder of the Bingham 
family.] 

BUG5ERDES, 280. The yard of Bugge 
Hall. A.D. 1395, land called 'the 
Buggehalleyerd;' 1294, ro. 15. 

Butchers' Street, the literal trans- 
lation of 'Vicus Carnificum.' 
Fletchergate. See Fleschewergate, 
Vicus Carnificum. 

Butt Dyke. a.d. 1351, the Buttes 
in the ' dikes ' outside the walls ; 
1263, ro. 3. See also Buttgreene, 
Short Butts. 

Buttgreene, ditch of, 250. De- 
scribed as the ' Toundyk ' near the 
Holmes, south of Fishergate, p. 248. 

Calverton Lane, 320; Calverton- 
layne, 282; Calvortonlane, 278. 
Apparently a lane from Weekday 
Market to the Leen; perhaps 
Middle Hill. [From Henry de 
Calverton.'] 



430 



LIST OF NAMES OF STREETS, FIELDS, ETC. 



Carmelite Friary, 74, 258. The 
house of the White or Carmelite 
Friars, between S. James's Street 
and Friar Lane. 

Castelgate, 266; Castilgate, 2^]^ bis, 
314. Castlegate. 

Castirffeld-croce, 280. South of 
Frenchgate. [From Henry de 
Chesterfield.'] Cf Chesterfield Lane 
of Deering, now called Chesterfield 
Street. 

Castle Appleton. a.d. 1391, agist- 
ment of a horse in the Castil- 
appulton; 1291, ro. 24d. a.d. 
1446-7, 'the close called Castle 
Appleton,' Kniveton's account of 
the Castle lands, Deering, p. 172. 
Described in grant to Ralph, Lord 
Cromwell, 23 Hen. VL, as the 
pasture near King's Meadowe called 
Conyngarth alias Castell Apelton; 
Cal. Rot. Patentium, p. 287. [AS. 
' jeppel-tiin,' an orchard.] 

Castlegate. a.d. 13 15, the Castil- 
gate; 1255, ro. 1 2d. The street 
leading from the Weekday Market 
to the Castle, p. 405. See French- 
gate, Vicus Franciscus. 

Causeway ('calceta'), 152, 363; 
Causey, 356. In the Meadows, 

356. 

Chandlers' Lane. a.d. 1366, Can- 
deler-lane; 1276, ro. id. a.d. 
1389, Candelerlane; 1289, ro. 2 id. 
Chandlers' Lane ran parallel with 
Bottle Lane; enlarged and called 
'Victoria Street,' a.d. 1862. 

Chapelbar. a.d. 1372, the Chapel- 
barre; 1277, ro. 24, The Bar or 
gateway is meant, though the title 
is now given to the street (which 
was called ' Bargate '). Chapel bar 
was also known as the West-bar. 
See Chapellebarre, Chappelbarre. 



Chapellebarre, the gateway or bar 
called, 82, 122. 

Chappelbarre. 276, 280; lane near, 
322. 

Chesterfield Cross. See Castir- 
ffeldcroce. 

Church Gate. a.d. 1391, cottage 
of Henry Plumptre formerly the 
Jews' Synagogue ('Schola Judae- 
orum'), in the street leading from 
the Church of S. Peter to the 
Friars Minor; 1291, ro. 2 5d. See 
Plumptre Lane, Seynt Peterlayne. 

CoKEROWE, the, in the Weekday 
Market, a.d. 1335; 1262, ro. 7; 
A.D. 1352, the Kokesrowe; 1264, 
ro. 3d. [i.e., 'the Cooks' Row.'] 
[Cf Cokwatergang.] 

COKSTOLROWE, 393. A.D. 131I, the 

Cokestolrowe; 1253, ro. 8, See 

Cookstool Row. 
Cokwatergang, 278. a.d. 1362, 

the Cokwatergand ; 1271, ro. 7d. 

[Cook Watercourse; see Watergang.] 
Common Hall of Pleas, 240; 

Common Hall, 282, 306, 324. See 

Gild Hall, Hall of Pleas. 
Common Well or Spring (' Fons 

Communis'), 332. 
Comyndikkes, 276. Apparently the 

town ditch (Common dykes). 
Cookstool Row (Deering), now 

known as the Poultry, a.d. 1309, 

the Kokulstolrowe ; 1252, ro. 9; 

also a.d. 1313; 1254, ro. 14. a.d. 

131 1, the Cokulstolrowe; 1253, 

ro. iid. A.D. 1352, the Coke- 
stolrowe; 1264, ro. 5. See Cok- 

stolrowe. 
Coppice, the. 'Boscus Noting- 

hamiae,' 124, 368. 
Couhlane, 200. See Cowlane. 
Coulane, 136, ^6d,bis, 373, 376, 378, 

382, 384. A.D. 1303, the Coulane; 



LIST OF NAMES OF STREETS, FIELDS, ETC. 



431 



1251a ro. 5: also A.D. 1313; 1254, 

ro. 6d. : etc. See Cowlane. 
CouLANEBARRE, 274. The Bar or 

gateway at the end of Cowlane. 

A.D. 1322, the ditch ('fossatum') 

at head of Coulane; 1257, ro. 19. 

This Bar was also known as the 

North Bar. 
Cowlane, 206: altered in 181 2 to 

Clumber Street. See Couhlane, 

Coulane, Koulane. 

Daily Market, a literal translation 
of 'Forum Cotidianum,' This 
Market was called the Weekday 
Market, q.v. 

Davon-lane. A.D. 1309,